The Teachers’ Social Expectations of Educational Institution

Alla A. Gudzovskaya, Olga K. Samartseva, Institute for Research on Social Phenomena
Elena Yu. Romanova , Samara State Regional Academy (Nayanova)

Recommended Citation:
Gudzovskaya, Alla A., Samartseva, Olga K., Romanova, Elena Yu. (2016) ‘The Teachers’ Social Expectations of Educational Institution’, Social Phenomena. 2016 1(4), pp. 23-32.

Abstract
The study is the continuation of the practical and research interest of the authors in the expectations of the modern school as an institution of socialization. No matter what pedagogical approach, the main thing the teacher can share is the vision of life, the expectations of it, and of the results of the child’s schooling. The teacher’s expectations are eventually reflected in the pupils, as well as in the satisfaction with the teaching profession and with life in general. The paper contains the results of interviewing teachers about their vision and their expectation of what modern school should prepare the students for. The research investigated teachers’ expectations of life strategies, of the main life rules (mottos) and of goal achievement instruments that the students are to master. The transition stage from knowledge translation to culture introduction as the teacher’s function is emphasized.

Keywords: social expectations, modern teacher, the results of educational process, life strategies.

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