Dating a former student
He must help the child in the pursuit and love of knowledge and not make himself the destination.To make oneself the destination of a child’s love is to fail to grasp something central to teaching.He must not send wrong signals by converting this delicate relationship into a romantic one.Students are immature and overwhelmed by their teacher’s personality, they look up to the teacher with admiration; so it is highly immoral to take advantage of these innocent feelings and deepen it to an adult romance. The main fault in a teacher-student relationship is the lopsided power equations. The student is too immature to make a proper decision for himself/herself.Unethical relationships between the teacher and the student would have been unthinkable in such a cultural environment.
Any school that glosses over unhealthy emotional entanglement between a teacher and student would also be subject to wholesale condemnation and avoidance by the public, especially by parents. A teacher turns her into the school office and student gets suspended for a few days.A controversy burst open recently in a dance school in Winnipeg because of an allegedly consensual relationship between a 37-year-old teacher and an 18-year-old dance student.Some peers, who are teachers and students by circumstance, can be involved romantically without offending anyone.This includes a girl attending evening classes run by a classmate who has moved ahead in life.