THE DIMENSION OF THE TEACHER´S ETHOS IN DRAWING ACADEMIC ORIENTATION AND ACHIEVEMENT OF LEARNERS
This article aims to study the influencing relationship of self-image of the teacher on learners. It reveals the teacher´s ways of presenting himself to learners inside and outside the classroom, and through parallel activities. These activities create a model image (ideal ethos) that pushes many learners to abandon previous study orientations chosen by themselves, by their parents or by the guidance department in educational institutions. They also make them highly motivated to learn as a result of the positive impact that the teacher creates in a given specialty or subject. The teacher in this context is not only providing lessons, he is also a mentor, a social assistant, and psychotherapist who enhances the sense of the educated self, gives it hope and confidence, and encourages it to achieve its desired goal. Therefore, the learner seeks as a result the prestigious position in society that psychologists define as the highest human goal that makes an individual someone who has integrity and is beneficial to himself and to others. To conclude, the teacher plays an important role in charting the learners´ path towards specific trends as a result of the picture he draws for them, based on his academic or professional career or as a result of the way he works with them in the classroom. Indeed, the innovative and creative ways sets every teacher apart from other teachers.
Keywords: Ethos, Teacher, Argumentation, Learner.