Educ/ EL ED 250
1. Which of the laws about teacher education should every teacher know? Justify your answer.
The law that a teacher should know would be the pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (e), Article 11, of R.A. No. 7836, otherwise known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994 and paragraph (a), section 6, P.D. No. 223, as amended, the Board for Professional Teachers hereby adopt the Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers. Republic Act No. 7836, also known as “The Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994” placed the Licensure Exam for Teachers under the Professional Regulation Commission and articulated the Code of Ethics for teachers. It expounds on Article II of the Philippine Constitution and the Education Act of 1982, which both talk about the role that education plays in building the nation. Thus, the first “given” in the Code is that the teacher is the partner of the State in developing its “future citizens.” Teachers are “under obligation to elevate national morality, promote racial pride, cultivate love of country, instill respect for constituted authorities, and include obedience to the laws of the State” (Article II, section 1). Article I, section 3 of the Code requires teachers to be “physically, mentally, morally fit,” specifying the traits: “devotion to duty, honesty, punctuality, and efficiency.” These expectations should have gone without saying, but some teachers need to be reminded that this job requires them to be qualified and adequately prepared for the academic requirements of the subjects they teach. Article VIII of the Code specifies the ways by which the teacher should never take advantage of the students, whether it is financially, academically, or romantically. It is obvious that students are theoretically powerless against the teacher, who can, in fact, pass or fail the student arbitrarily or maliciously Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Article IV, section 1...
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