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Overworked teachers losing their temper

2010/09/17 By Ling Poh Lean

KUALA LUMPUR: Some teachers are losing their temper with students or engaging in unprofessional conduct because they are overworked, according to the National Parent-Teacher Association Collaborative Council.

Its chairman, Professor Datuk Mohamad Ali Hasan, said they were being burdened with administrative work, which led to a lack of passion, patience and professionalism.

"Some have little passion for the job. This is probably because they are being overloaded with non-academic duties, such as administrative work," he told the New Straits Times yesterday.

He said teachers needed clerical assistants for non-academic duties to help them be good teachers.
He was commenting on reports yesterday about a music teacher who threw a metal hand-percussion shaker at a pupil and another music teacher who was sentenced to 25 years' jail and two strokes of the rotan for molesting a pupil.

"I think teachers have to be disciplined before they can discipline pupils."

He suggested that teachers undergo identity crisis workshops since there had been several cases recently that highlighted a lack of morality in their ranks.

"They perhaps lose touch with their identity as a teacher when they mix with the wrong company."

National Union of the Teaching Profession secretary-general Loke Yim Pheng said teachers who could not follow the professional code of ethics should leave.

"We only want quality teachers who are professional enough to control their emotions."

Source: Overworked teachers losing their temper


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