Transformation of the Social Expectations for Teachers: Crosscultural Analysis

Elena U. Bykova, Tomsk State University

Recommended Citation:
Bykova, Elena U. (2015) ‘Transformation of the Social Expectations for Teachers: Crosscultural Analysis’, Social Phenomena. 2015 1(3), pp. 74-82.

The article tackles the transformation process of the social expectations for teachers in cross-cultural perspective. The frequently unrealistic demands of society for the teaching profession lead to increased tension, emotional burnout and the decision to leave the profession. The cross-cultural comparison of the situation of the teachers in Russia and Taiwan confirms the fact that unrealistically high social expectations for teachers, not backed by an effective state educational policy, increase the social apathy of and inhibit the initiative among Russian teachers.

Keywords: teachers’ social expectations, burnout, social status.

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