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8.4 DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS CODE OFETHICS

A. Obligations Towards Students

In fulfilling the obligations of first principle, the teacher will-

1. Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their physical, mental, emotional, political, economic, social. racial, or religious characteristics.

2. Recognize the differences among students and seek to meet their individual needs. Encourage students to formulate and work for 3.high individual goals in the development of their physical, intellectual, creative, and spiritual endowment.

4. Aid students to develop ad understanding and appreciation not only of the opportunities and benefits of American democracy but also of their obligations to it.

5. Respect the right of every student to have confidential information about himself withheld except when its release is to authorized agencies or is required by law.

6. Accept no remuneration for tutoring except in accordance with approved policies of the governing board.

B.Obligations Towards Parents

In fulfilling the obligations of second principle, tb:TeaC.teateacher will-

1. Respect the basic responsibility/ of parents for the children

2. Seek to establish friendly and relationships with the home.

3. Help to increase the student’s confidence in his own home and avoid disparaging remarks which might undermine that confidence.

4. Provide parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children, and e discreet with information received from parents.

5. Keep parents informed about the progress of their children as interpreted in terms of the purposes of the school.

C. Obligations Towards Community

In fulfilling the obligations of their principle, the teacher will-

1. Adhere to any reasonable pattern of behavior accepted by the community for professional persons.

2. Perform the duties of citizenship and participate in community activities with due consideration for his obligations to his students, his family, and himself.

3. Discuss controversial issues from an objective point of view, thereby keeping his class free from partisan opinions.

4. Recognize that the public schools belong to the people of the community, encourage lay participation in shaping the purposes of the school, and strive to keep the public informed of the educational program which is being provided.

5. Respect the community in which he is employed and be loyal to the community’s moral, spiritual, and intellectual life.

D. obligations Towards Community

teacher will-In fulfilling the obligations of fourth principle, the

1. Conduct professional business through the proper channels.

2. Refrain from discussing confidential and official information with unauthorized persons.

3. Apply for employment on the basis of competence only, and avoid asking for a specific position known to be filled by another teacher.

4. Seek employment in a professional manner, avoiding such practices as the indiscriminate distribution of applications.

5. Refuse to accept a position when the vacancy has been created thru unprofessional activity or pending controversy over professional policy or the application of unjust personnel practices and procedures.

6. Adhere to the conditions of a contract until service there under has been performed, the contract has been terminated by mutual consent, or the contract has otherwise been legally terminated.

7. Give and expect due notice before a change of position is to be made.

8. Be fair in all recommendations that are given concerning the work of other teachers.

9. Accept no compensation from producers of instructional supplies when one’s recommendations affect the local purchase or use of such teaching aids.

10. Engage in no gainful employment, outside of his contract, where the employment affects adversely his professional status or impairs his standing with students, associates, and the community.

11. Cooperate in the development of school policies and assume one’s professional obligations thereby incurred.12. Accept one’s obligation to the employing board for maintaining a professional level of service.

E. Obligations Towards Others Teachers

In fulfilling the obligations of fifth principle, the teacher will

1. Deal with other members of the profession in the same manner as he himself wished to be treated. Stand by other teachers who have acted on his

2.behalf and at his request.

3. Speak constructively of other teachers, but report honestly to responsible persons in matters involving the welfare of students, the school system, and the profession.

4. Maintain active membership in professional organizations and, thru participation, strive to attain the objectives that justify such organized groups.

5. Seek to make professional growth continuous by such procedures as study, research, travel, conferences, and attendance at professional meetings.

6. Make the teaching profession so attractive in ideals and practices that sincere and able young people will want to enter it.

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