Teacher codes of conduct
In particular, such codes aim to enhance the commitments, dedications, and efficiency of service of members of the teaching profession, and to provide self-disciplinary guidelines by establishing norms of professional conduct.
Codes are being developed in an increasing number of countries (view map) either by an autonomous body, as in Hong Kong, or by teacher organizations themselves, as in the province of Ontario in Canada. Research has shown that teacher codes can be an effective instrument for promoting ethics in education. However, their implementation sometimes proves difficult due to – among other variables – limited access, unclear content, and inadequate teacher training, as shown in IIEP’s research in South Asia (access publication).
To help countries in the design and implementation of teacher codes, IIEP has developed Guidelines, describing every step involved in the development of a code. Access more resources on IIEP's online toolkit on teacher codes.
Consult examples of codes taken from around 76 different countries worldwide, by clicking on the map below:
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01.01.2009 | Publication
Guidelines for the design and effective use of teacher codes of conduct
01.01.2011 | Publication
Patterns of development and use of codes of conduct for teachers in 24 countries
16.11.2020 - 17.11.2020 | Event
International conference on academic integrity