Today teachers are facing enormous challenges in handling students, to teach effectively and produce results. Parenting has changed over the years with parents tending to give in more to their child’s needs and demands. The author believes that this could lead to children taking freedom for granted as too much information is available to children and they may misinterpret things. In this scenario, a teacher’s role is critical. The advent of technology demands frequent and continuous update by teachers as often students are more updated on current affairs. Teachers face many additional problems such as being underpaid, dealing with students from different financial backgrounds, difficult student attitudes and so on. This book is a self-help book to help enhance the capabilities of teachers and to help them create a transformed society. It predominantly focuses on enhancing the capability of teachers. Teachers can make a difference in the way they handle students help in moulding and transforming students to create responsible, knowledgeable and humble future generations.
Originally published in 1977, Contact and Conflicthas remained an important book, which has inspired numerous scholars to examine further the relationships between the Indians and the Europeans -- fur traders as well as settlers. For this edition, Robin Fisher has written a new introduction in which he surveys the literature since 1977 and comments on any new insights into these relationships. Fisher contends that the fur trade had originally brought minimal cultural change to the Indians. In 1858 it essentially came to an end, and with the beginning of white settlement, there was a fundamental change in the relationship between Indians and Europeans. What had been a reciprocal system between the two civilizations became a pattern of white dominance. He shows that while the Indians had been able to adjust gradually to the changes introduced by the traders in the contact period, they lost control of their culture under the impact of colonization.