A TEACHER plays a pivotal role in the process of education. Theoretically, no teacher will ever become totally ideal. Becoming totally ideal would mean that the teacher has achieved such a level of perfection that she or he no longer requires further effort toward improvement and consequently, growth would be checked.
The ideal teacher of English is one whose liberal education has freed him to lead a harmonious, well-balanced life. He has been liberate from those accidental restrictions- the circumstances of birth and environment- that narrow personal vision. Freed from such limitations in education, he may associate with the best minds of all centuries and of all nations, viewing perspectives which he might otherwise never have known. Such an education, moreover, extends beyond formal schooling with its primary concern for intellectual development.
The liberally educated teacher of English is one whose feelings, imagination, an intellect have been fuse into that stable poise which enables him to grapple with essential an ultimate questions of experience. He sees more clearly than most how ens an means are related, how outer symbols shadow forth the inner truth of existence, an how choices reflect the values, conscious or unconscious, an individual accepts.