Impact of the society’s perception on teachers’ professionalism

Arifah Fauziah, Maksim Kim, Mulunesh Aye, Venant Hakizimana, Ju Hur


An effective teaching contributes to the students’ performance and this depends on qualified-trained teachers, school administration, parents and conducive environment for teaching and learning. It is proven that students are more successful in their academic achievements, in the societies where teachers perceive their profession as their job. This paper explored the impact of the society’s perception on teachers’ professionalism. The result indicated that in some developing countries including Cameroon, Kenya and Fiji has various reason for their job. Teaching profession was affected by how the society considers teachers whereby they are perceived as disadvantaged population who cannot fully take part in the social and economic activities due to the fact that their salary is very low compared other public servants. This low salary and loss of respect of teachers by the society lead to the job dissatisfaction and made the teaching profession as a transitional job before waiting to move to another different professional field.


Societal perceptions; Teachers; Teaching profession



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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

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