Page: 15-22 Author: Hejný, M. Key words: Zdeněk Helus, turnaround education, the vocation of the teacher, relationship to mathematics, stories of teachers
Illustrations are given to illuminate three theses of Prof. Helus: humanity, personality, and turnaround education. The first, third, fifth and eighth illustration concern the attitude of a student at an education faculty, a future primary-school teacher, to mathematics. The second shows how our student can test his own fitness for the vocation of teacher. The fourth story describes a teacher’s joy at the impulse given to turnaround education. The sixth story shows the misery that results from a lack of humanity. The seventh story is a wise and humorous lesson given by a kindergarten teacher to the father of a child.