Research Paper on Education - The Teacher's PerspectiveA good research paper on education will help to make the most of the current state of the subject. It should, however, also include a summary of the work that is to be done in the future, of the challenges and problems faced by students today, and of the strategies that are being used by schools to protect their pupils from these problems. In short, it should cover all the bases.
Of course, as a researcher I am far from being an expert on the teacher's perspective. So I need to be careful not to pretend that I know what is going on in every classroom in the country. We have, after all, a diverse population of pupils in every town and city. What is going on in Birmingham, for example, may well be very different from what is going on in Hereford.
However, most of the issues I am going to discuss here are those which teachers face each day. And, if you want to write a good research paper on education, you should make sure that you are aware of these issues.
This means looking at the general state of the pupil's reading and writing skills. Of course, many other factors come into play, including the amount of time that teachers have to devote to teaching, the number of pupils in the class, the age of the pupil, the size of the class, the sex of the pupil, the numbers of parents who regularly visit the school, the impact of academic pressures, and the attitudes of the pupils towards learning. However, these are the basic issues that every teacher will be concerned with.
Another important issue is the lack of time that teachers have to actually teach pupils. The demands of modern teaching are enormous, including the need to hold a meeting while the pupils are working. Teachers need to have as much information as possible about the subject they are teaching, to be able to devise individualised study plans and to respond to the needs of their pupils. They also need to find time to meet with parents, so that they can provide advice and support during difficult times.
A very important problem that teachers face is that of pupil behaviour. Obviously, many pupils will get on okay. Then there are those who struggle, or just do not pay attention. Whatever the reason, it is vital that teachers can identify the problem quickly and develop a strategy to deal with it.
This is often best achieved by keeping a close eye on behaviour but working with the pupil's own initiative, rather than forcing them to take a certain action. For example, you might ask the pupils if they want to read a book, or if they want to go outside to use the toilet.
You might also look at other aspects of pupil social skills. Many problems can be traced back to a poor social relationship with other pupils. And such problems are often easily dealt with, without having to resort to heavy-handed methods.