Personal Approach: Ursula goes to her job with a dream to be realized. She thinks that she will win the love of the little children by virtue of her 'personal approach' to them. She has noticed that teachers are generally hard and impersonal. There is no cordial relationship between the teacher and the taught. But she will give her great stores of spiritual wealth to her children. She believes that teaching should be conducted in a happy and friendly atmosphere. But in a short time she is disillusioned. The Headmaster, Mr Harby is a short, sturdy man fond of using power. She is asked to take charge of the standard Five consisting of 55 children. But her cordial approach is taken by the children in a wrong light. She is often jeered at by children who make the class a pandemonium. It embarrasses the Headmaster who begins to criticize Ursula rather indecently.
Four More Idiotic Terms-Sham, Shocking, Stupid, and a Victim: However, during the second year Ursula's disillusionment follows. The professors no longer appear to be priests initiated into the deep mysteries of life and knowledge. The Latin class appears to be a short of second hand curio shock. The college turns out to be a sham workshop. Lawrence arrests the attitude of Ursula to the college: “All the while it was sham store, a sham warehouse, with a single motive of material gain and no productivity". She thinks that the college is a 'temple converted to the most vulgar, petty commerce'. The professors discourage the exploratory spirit of the student. They only supply tailor - notes, insisting on passing the examination rather then earning knowledge. Degree - hunting becomes the sole objective of college - education. When Ursula expresses her disgust at the system of education to which she has been a victim, she practically stands for Lawrence who could never approve of the contemporary state of education in England.