Thursday, May 17, 2007
The teacher as protagonist
Some may scoff at the idea of Indiana Jones but I have just checked Amazon and there are about 20 childrens novels on indiana jones and I am quite sure that he is probably still a university lecturer in these books and that children could be considered as getting a perception of the teaching profession from these books.
I am also reminded of the famous Mr Gradgrind from the Dickens novel 'Hard Times' a dictatorial teacher in Victorian England - I haven't read the book myself but it is another good example.
I would also suggest to Daral that if he can afford it, it is possible to order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk - even if you live elsewhere in the world. There may be an issue with the postal service but there shouldn't be a problem buying the books. (Also I can vouch for secondhand - most secondhand sellers on Amazon are decent and they sell v cheap books).
If anybody else has any suggestions I am sure they would help Daral.