Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teacher were more appreciated and valued by society in the past than they were nowadays. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer
This rapidly changing society has raised teachers' value and appreciation. What could improve their worth? In my opinion, their capabilities in adapting their teaching methods to IT advancements, globalization, and the increased necessity of morality could enhance their value. In the beginning, IT advancements could raise teachers' values. Many educational curriculums have been revamped to enable children to acquire higher computer skills. For instance, the current Japanese high school students learn basic coding and programming skills to enlarge their future. In the past, high school teachers only taught traditional subjects, such as Japanese. However, as the necessities of IT knowledge increase, more students crave to study computer skills. So, teachers have developed IT capabilities, arranged their curriculums in response to their needs, and taught basic knowledge, which is essential in learning more in universities. Indeed, IT development could enhance teachers' value. Moreover, globalization could improve teachers' appreciation. Their teaching style has adjusted to a globalized one. In the Japanese case, many Japanese English lesson has transformed from lecture style to communication-focused one. Traditionally, they mainly taught grammar and vocabulary with textbooks and evaluated their comprehension by objective exams, such as answering choice questions. This teaching method caused many children to get afraid of making mistakes and speaking English. To overcome this problem and aid them in acquiring essential English abilities to go through globalization, they have now added communication classes and encouraged more students to join English discussions and debates. This change has enabled more students to improve their communication skills, which are indispensable for discussing with people from other countries in the future. Thus, globalization could make teachers more worthwhile. Furthermore, the increased necessity for morality could raise teachers' worth. With the advent of social networking websites like Twitter, many students face moral troubles. For example, many Japanese high schools oversee students' SNS and educate them on how to use them safely. In the past, some high school students bullied their classmates on the Internet, causing them to shut in at home and commit suicide in the worst case. So, many teachers have taught them how to get along with friends and the Internet healthily to prevent such terrible bullies. This Japanese countermeasure against cyber bully shows that teachers' values could be enhanced by moral education. In conclusion, teachers' ability to adjust their teaching methods to social changes has increased their values. If they did not acquire it, many students could face difficulties overcoming these changes. In addition, since IT and globalization could transform it constantly, even from now on, they could be continuously highly evaluated.