NAZLI TYFEKCI1, BLERINA BAQAJ2
Authors country of origin: Kosovo1/2
Institutional affiliation: 1/2University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”
The educational system is being challenged every day, and to slightly overcome those challenges, one should know how to react to them. One of the easiest ways to overcome difficulties is the support for teachers in their professional development in teaching. Among others building an ideal teacher, personality is recently considered as an important teacher development approach.
‘The ideal teacher’ is a subject discussed in various educational and philosophical theories, which is composed of many qualities and different features. This study investigates the perceptions of senior students about the qualities of the ideal teacher, mostly focusing on four general aspects: professional characteristics, teaching skills, student-teacher relationship, and classroom climate. Content analysis was used to classify the written text data in each
category. The findings reveal that students’ preferences about the ideal teacher differ sometimes, but most of them circle creative minds, are professionally prepared, and are good class managers. Among the top qualities of a teacher stands the strong relationship between the student and teacher, the usage of different activities, communication, love for the profession, and of course qualification and knowledge in the field.
Keywords: ideal teacher characteristics; teaching skills; student-teacher relationship; classroom climate
Volume 1.No.2(2018): December
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
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