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THE CODE OF COMPETENCE

The Pennsylvania State Education Association recognizes the opportunities and responsibilities the teacher has in educating children, youth, and adults to be good citizens Only a competent person can discharge these responsibilities properly. This Code of Competence is suggested for the guidance of the members of the profession.

Personal Qualifications.

Successful teaching depends upon the influence of the teacher’s personality.

  1. The competent teacher spends his days working with pupils and from these daily relationships hedraws deep and lasting satisfaction.
  2. The competent teacher can both assemble and interpret facts in socially intelligent and useful ways.
  3. The competent teacher places a high value uponphysical health and mental health for pupils.
  4. A competent teacher grows professionally and adapts himself to changing conditions.
  5. Personal integrity is an essential qualification of acompetent teacher.
  6. The competent teacher is careful in his grooming.proper in his poise, and accurate in his speech.
  7. The competent teacher recognizes that the greatest values of life are those of the spirit and exemplifies them in his character and teaching.
  8. The competent teacher evaluates his work in the light of the desirable objectives to be attained.
  9. The competent teacher possesses a sense of humor and radiates enthusiasm for his work.

Personal Education

A professionally prepared and competent person is needed in every school position.

  1. A teacher builds professional competence upon a broad, cultural background.
  2. A competent teacher is educated in a properly accredited institution.
  3. The education of the teacher includes those know ledges, skills, and experiences that will make him effective in wholesome teacher-pupil learning situations.
  4. A competent teacher continues to study and grow professionally.

Personal Education

“The primary obligations of the teaching profession are to guide the children, youth, and adults in the pursuit of knowledge and skills, to prepare them in the way of democracy, and to help them to become happy, useful, and self-supporting
citizens.” (NEA Code of Ethics).

  1. The competent teacher constantly improves in those wend professional skills necessary to his position in the total educational program.
  2. The competent teacher plans with pupils educational et goals to be attained in order to provide for the maximum growth of each pupil.
  3. The competent teacher makes the teachingenvironment as attractive as possible.
  4. The competent teacher is concerned with efficient management.
  5. The competent teacher utilized community resourcesin the development of the educational program.
  6. The competent teacher evaluates his own teaching and encourages self-appraisal among pupils.

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