Teachers' responsibilities are to prepare, plan, deliver and assess the curriculum in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and the school, to ensure the safety of their students, to endeavour to promote their emotional security, to ensure that instances of abuse are reported to the appropriate member of staff, to deal with misbehaviour in ways which are within the school discipline policy, to work with colleagues to develop the school as an institution, to keep their own knowledge up-to-date, to liaise with parents and outside agencies as appropriate.
From a teacher's point of view, a successful school means more students, happier students-and more students generate income for better resources and probably better salaries, so teachers are a key stakeholder in the school.
The teacher, along with the student, plays an interactive role in the education process because one cannot function without the other. "The empowerment of teachers will facilitate the empowerment of students (Short and Greer, 2002)." Teacher empowerment takes the form of providing teachers with a significant role in decisions making, control over their work environment and conditions, and opportunities to serve in a range of professional roles (Short and Greer, 2002).
The teacher as a stakeholder is expected to possess the professional knowledge to lead the students in instruction. In addition to serving in an instructional role the teacher can be a mentor, supervisor, counsellor, and community leader. The teacher can be a mentor to students or other teachers. The role of supervisor is present in every aspect of a teacher's daily responsibilities. The teacher's role as counsellor can be used to offer advice to students or school advisory committees.
The motivational factors for teachers is related to the impact their role plays in producing individuals who are an asset to the community they live in. "The ends of education have to do with such things as providing the society with a culturally literate citizenry, a world-class workforce, people who can think and reason (Schlechty, 2001). The teacher is motivated to fulfil their role with an understanding of how important teachers are to society. Without teachers, our society would not be able to function as a global competitor.
Responsibilities of the stakeholders are to make sure the school is running properly, teachers need to make sure the curriculum is getting taught correctly, and then all stakeholders have ethical and moral responsibilities.
What is their role within the organisation?
The role of the teacher is key to the implementation of educational technologies and changes in classroom practise. (Nachmias, Mioduser, Cohen, Tubin,& Forksosh-Baruch, 2004) (Zhao, Pugh, Sheldon & Byers 2002) An important determiner in the integration of ICT is a teacher's pedagogical beliefs, attitudes towards technology use and its perceived value in education. (Lai & Pratt, 2005)
Maintaining good teaching practice is seen as the core responsibility of teachers' role and duty. Some teachers felt that all other expectations and responsibilities placed upon them should be additional to this. Minimum expected standards were for teachers to have an up-to-date knowledge of their subject area, to read actively around it, to have confidence in their delivery of lessons and be able to manage pupil behaviour to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils.
Do they have any responsibility/authority within/to/over the organisation?
teachers need to make sure the curriculum is getting taught correctly, and act as a positive role model for students. Use a variety of teaching and learning styles to engage pupils and encourage good behaviour. Follow school procedures on discipline, rewards and sanctions.
Teachers of the early twenty-first century must create and modify lessons, fitting them to the diverse instructional needs and abilities of their students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that any student with an identified disability receive a written Individualized Education Program stating the modifications that must be implemented by any teacher working with that particular child.
Teachers are expected to use computer-based technology with increasing frequency and proficiency. The technology boom of the 1990s was accompanied by many efforts to help teachers integrate technology into their teaching and into students' learning.
Expectations of the teacher from other stakeholders:
Students have the responsibility to work appropriately, to behave appropriately, to take full part in the school as an institution.
Parents responsibilities lie in ensuring the student attends school, is appropriately dressed, has a healthy lifestyle so that he/she can learn, ensuring that the student does his/her homework, supporting school sanctions against the student in the case of misbehaviour, ensuring that the student receives medical/dental/optical treatment as necessary. parents need to participate in the PTA and volunteer, parents need to make sure the homework is getting done.
Governments' responsibilities are to provide funding, to create an over-arching and under-pinning set of guidelines for all aspects of education (curriculum, health & safety, employment guidelines, standards of professional behaviour etc) and to monitor and report upon standards nationally via Ofsted.