The first point is that teachers must be selected carefully. High academic qualifications do not necessarily confer on a person the right to become a teacher. Teachers must possess such qualities as: personal integrity, strength of character, righteousness, a feeling for social service, unselfishness, an inspiring personality and leadership ability. They are samaja gurus and for this reason it is not possible to accept just anyone as a teacher. Because teachers have an extremely important role to play, their professional standards must be very high. – Shrii P. R. Sarkar
Study in Neohumanist Education to date has been locally addressed in NHE Schools around the world. Teachers self development is of primary importance followed by a deep understanding of the philosophy and principles of Neohumanist Education. The methods and curriculum stand on this foundation and are locally developed to meet the individual needs of each locale.
A teacher is an adult in a world of children, automatically a model in a position of authority. Their educational philosophy, values, choices and behavior directly impact on the growth of future human beings. Thus the personal development of the teacher is as important as their academic education and teaching credentials. One can possess the most advanced educational materials and knowledge available today but in the hands of an inexperienced or improperly trained teacher, the results may be disappointing. Therefore in Neohumanist Education an extraordinary focus is placed on the multilateral development and advancement of the teacher. This includes their development in the physical, ethical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and creative realms – leading to a neohumanist and service oriented engagement with the world.