Why is teacher professionalism important?

Stone, Glenn (2018) Why is teacher professionalism important? In: Primary Teaching: Learning and teaching in primary schools today. Primary Teaching Now . SAGE Publications Ltd, Learning Matters Ltd, London, UK, pp. 205-221. ISBN 9781526436443

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Abstract

This chapter aims to answer this by setting out some of the key considerations for teachers working as professionals. Initially, this chapter will explore the concept of the professional as an occupational group and provide a rationale for why teachers should be classified as professionals. This is followed by an exploration of professional duties and a consideration of the importance of professionals being able to uphold their professional obligations. This connects to ideas of professional discretion, competence and trust that are important for professionalism, and thus the chapter concludes by bringing these ideas together and inviting student teachers to consider their own professionalism in response.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part 2: Chapter 13
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Departments > Education
Depositing User: Glenn Stone
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 14:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 14:28
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4736

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