- by Gersi Mirashi
- May 31, 2023
Rise of the Acrobat Teacher
by, Klementin MILE, PhD
It is usually thought that most Albanian youth do not read at all. And yet, Albanian youth today read much more than yesterday, today’s youth is an animal lectorem, an animal that reads. This relationship with reading is also manifested in the education system, where it is deeply influenced by the principles of modernity, where the degree has a relative and conditional value. In these conditions, when on the one hand the differentiation produced by the education system does not absolutely guarantee the career of the young person in the labour market and when on the other hand young people massively prefer informative reading to the meaningful one, the teacher is under tremendous pressure to become “acrobat”. This is a metaphor that conveys the reality of today’s teacher in postmodernism, which we must use to compensate for the lack of due reflection and conceptualisation on this phenomenon. But how and why did we get to this point when teachers are asked to be acrobats?
How to cite: Mile, K. (2022). Rise of the acrobat teacher. Polis, 21(2), 64–69.
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