This book deals with the key professional issues faced by students on teacher training courses and practicing primary teachers.

Teaching as a Profession

Teaching as a profession

The following topics and issues are covered in this chapter:

  • what makes teaching a profession;
  • the establishment of the General Teaching Councils;
  • the contribution of the GTCE to the teaching profession;
  • developing the professional aspects of the teacher's role;
  • teachers' professional autonomy;
  • the implications of teachers' contracts; and
  • issues of teacher workload and the roles of other adults supporting teachers in schools.

Many people in different forms of employment lay claim to being members of a profession. But what actually constitutes a profession, and are teachers right to use this title in respect of their work? This chapter examines the place of teaching as a true profession. The most significant development in recent years for the profession has been the establishment of the General Teaching Council ...

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