This blog is in reference to the story published in DNA on July 20th, 2012 named ‘Sassy Teachers for Gen Y Kids’. I wasn’t surprised by the survey findings that the Gen Y students prefer their teachers to be ‘dressed tastefully’ but I was shocked by the fact that Delhi Public School will be conducting a session for teachers by a fashion designer and skin and hair experts will be roped in for quick tips too.
The schools which entrusted with the responsibility of building values and nurturing independent thinking among the kids are resorting to such crass methods. I fail to understand how the ‘look’ of a teacher matters unless he or she teaches properly in a class. The school should be more interested in how the teachers teach and not how the teachers dress!
More over the story hints at female teachers when it says, “students want teachers to wear eye makeup, smell good and avoid wearing clothes with different colour combinations. Some didn’t want teachers to come to class with chipped off nail colour. If teachers do wear nail colour, they wanted them to polish it regularly”
The very idea of female being treated as an object is encouraged here. If the students want their teachers to wear eye makeup, the school instead of calling fashion designers must call counselors for the students. How do you expect the crimes against women to dip in this country when the schools themselves allow the ‘objectification’ of women!
It is indeed disturbing that the ‘citizens of tomorrow’ are being nurtured in school which are bereft of their senses.
This is news report for reference:
Sassy Teachers for Gen Y Kids
Gone are the days when students were happy to be taught by a teacher who knew her subject well. But the Facebook and iPhone generation wants more. Today’s students want their teachers not only to impart knowledge, but want them to do it in style: by focusing a little on sartorial matters.
According to a survey conducted by Delhi Public School, South, students want their teachers to be dressed ‘tastefully’. Yes, students are watching their teachers carefully.
The sample survey was conducted on 200 students in the age group of 15-17. The questions, which were open-ended, have thrown up surprising findings.
Sample this: students want teachers to wear eye makeup, smell good and avoid wearing clothes with different colour combinations. Some didn’t want teachers to come to class with chipped off nail colour. If teachers do wear nail colour, they wanted them to polish it regularly.
Taking note of the findings, as a pilot project, DPS will be conducting a session for teachers by city-based fashion designer Michelle Salins. Skin and hair experts will be roped in for quick tips. “We want teachers to know the role of dressing, especially as it builds confidence,” said Tasbia Khan, member, board of management, Delhi Public School, East.
“Along with high IQ, students are looking for a teacher who can connect with them at a personal level,” said Kavita Ghose, teacher, DPS.
“Students have said they want to see their teachers smartly dressed, with a moderate amount of makeup.”
Ghose said she was surprised to know as to how observant students were.
“Students have specified that they don’t want their teachers dressing in a gaudy manner. They don’t want teachers to wear mismatched kurti, leggings and duppattas; they don’t want them to wear wrinkled clothes,” said Ghose.
Even with regard to footwear, students wanted their teachers to wear smart footwear and not casual slippers.
On the other hand, teachers, too, took a survey, with almost everyone keen on a session with a fashion expert to know about the right wardrobe.