New regs on teacher professionalism
- Published: 22/01/2013 at 04:38 PM
- Online news:
An education body is drawing up a new set of regulations intended to enforce standards of ethics and professionalism in the teaching profession.
Unlike other sets of regulations for civil servants, the proposed new guidelines for teachers are more detailed.
For example, teachers would be specifically prohibited from selling cosmetics, supplements, or insurance policies to students. However, this would be determined on a case-by-case basis, according to a report in Matichon.
The Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission is currently revising the guidelines on ethics for teachers.
The suggested regulations were put forward at a public hearing and are in 15 sections.
The regulations require educators to "act within moral standards" at all times, and prohibit teachers from making profits from students, using public resources to promote their own interests, or "condoning double standards".
Teachers would also be forbidden from "distorting facts" and must be accountable for their actions.
Those who fail to adhere to the regulations would face disciplinary action. A permanent committee is also to be formed to enforce the rules. In addition, the new guidelines will be reviewed every four years.
A source at the commission pointed out that similar regulations had been drafted many times in the past, but never put into effect.
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