The author takes an etymological look at the term “teacher” to humanize the current post-modern teacher’s quarries as to what their purpose is as a teacher. The author explicates the two terms, didaskalōs and pedagogue, to address the competing ideas of the role of a teacher before asserting that success, or virtue, comes in the form of continued development, paideia, of both the teacher and their students. Concluding that the current teacher doesn’t need to be any kind of teacher other than the one who continues to improve.
Trott, Kyle D.
Virginia English Journal: Vol. 70
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bridgewater.edu/vej/vol70/iss1/6