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Interrogating the Significance of Professionalism and Professional Ethics in the Teaching Profession

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dc.contributor.author Maphosa, C., Bhebhe, S., & Dziva, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T18:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T18:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Maphosa, C., Bhebhe, S., & Dziva, M. (2015). Interrogating the Significance of Professionalism and Professional Ethics in the Teaching Profession. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 6(2), 263-272. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JSSA/JSSA-06-0-000-15-Web/JSSA-06-2-000-15-Abst-PDF/JSSA-6-2-263-113-15-Maphosa-C/JSSA-6-2-263-113-15-Maphosa-C-Tx[11].pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4068
dc.description.abstract The teaching profession is generally referred to as a noble profession. There are, however, numerous reported cases of professional misconduct by teachers in schools. In this concept paper the researchers explore the concepts professionalism and professional ethics in the teaching profession. The researchers further examine the importance of professionalism and professional ethics in the teaching profession. Teacher accountability as a way of ensuring the upholding of professional ethics is discussed. Teacher indiscipline as a result of lack of professionalism is explored and common forms of misconduct by teachers in schools are unearthed through examination of related studies. The researchers conclude by restating the significance of professionalism and professional ethics in the teaching profession, against the realisation that teachers deal with the moulding of future citizens, which should be done with utmost care and concern. In this paper the researchers recommend that teacher training programmes should place more emphasis on the teaching of professional ethics in the same way content and pedagogical expertise are valued. Continuous professional development programmes for practising teachers should expose teachers to the importance of professionalism and professional ethics. Measures should be put in place to hold teachers accountable for the ways in which they dispensetheir duties. Performance-related pay increases and licencing of teachers are some of the ways to ensure accountability en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology en_US
dc.subject educator sexual misconduct en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject schools en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject professional ethics en_US
dc.subject prevention en_US
dc.title Interrogating the Significance of Professionalism and Professional Ethics in the Teaching Profession en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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