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Ethical Principles Involved in Teacher-Parent Relationship.

In dealing with parents, ethical teachers should:

1. Attempt to understand and be sympathetic with the problems of parents and cooperate with them in the educational program of their children.

2. Help establish good relationships between the home and the school.

3. Be sure that their home visits and other conferences with parents are purposeful and carefully planned.

4. Understand the concern of parents for the welfare and achievement of their children.

5. Issue reports and conduct conferences with parents honestly and informally, comments should include some favorable statements concerning the child.

5. Realize the fact that they (the teachers) are acting legally in loco parents (in place of the parent) and make all their decisions with that responsibility firmly mind.

Ethical Principles Involved in Teacher-Community Relationship.

Ethical teachers should:

  1. Be aware of the social standards of the community in which they serve, and should adhere to reasonable professional standards accepted by the community.
  2. Practice the various roles of good citizen in the community, the state and the nation.
  3. Be loyal and active supporters of the worth-while projects sponsored by the conmmunity.
  4. Participate in projects for the improvement of the community, especially those whose purpose is the improvement of social, recreational, intellectual opportunities for boys and girls.

Ethical Principles Which the Teacher ShouldObserve Toward the Profession.

Ethical teachers should:

1. Be loyal to and proud to be a member of the profession.

2. Work for salaries which are comparable to those of other professional people of the same educational background and experience in the same community.

3. Encourage capable young students to enter the profession.

4. Not only belong to the local, state, and national associations which are sponsored by the profession,but they should be active and loyal to these organizations.

5. Not accept gifts, commissions, or payments of any kind for helping another teacher obtain a position or for the adoption of textbooks, or other similar professional deeds.

6. Strive for continuous improvement as a worthy member of a great profession.

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