Tanzanian Teachers' Knowledge of Moral Character Inherent in the Teaching Profession
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Anangisye, William A. L.
This study investigated the extent to which practicing teachers in Tanzania’s educational institutions and in other capacities understand the inherent character of the teaching profession. One basic research question guided the study: What do teachers consider and understand as the moral values inherent in the teaching enterprise? The study used conversations and documentary research method to generate data in response to this question. The data generated was then analyzed thematically in accordance with the research question. Findings show that, although some practicing teachers can identify features that define the character of the teaching profession, the prevailing cases of teachers’ misconduct confirm that some teachers were still ignorant of the ethical principles, which inform the teaching profession. Thus, unless teachers have a better understanding of the character inherent in the teaching enterprise, they will continue failing to live up to the highest moral standards that go with the teaching profession (and/or teacher professional identity).
Group C: Teacher Professional Development
CICE叢書6 Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development : Final Report of Phase IV Research Results : Toward Achieving the SDG4 : Contributions of African and Asian Researchers
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