Guidelines for the Design and Effective Use of Teacher Codes of Conduct

Guidelines for the design and effective use of teacher codes of conduct
Author/Publisher: UNESCO, IIEP (written by Muriel Poisson), 2009
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Achieving Education for All (EFA) is fundamentally about ensuring that children gain the knowledge and skills they need to better their lives and contribute to the development of more equitable and peaceful societies. They 'quality imperative' appears crucial in this context, as emphasized by Goal 6 of the Dakar Framework for Action, which commits countries to improve all aspects of the quality of education.

These guidelines have been prepared to: guide countries on how to successfully design a code (or review an existing code) to make it into a functional tool that will contribute effectively to the regulation of staff (and more specifically, teachers' conduct at school level); and help countries put in place the appropriate mechanisms to ensure the proper dissemination, application, and monitoring of the code at all levels of the system.

The guidelines are aimed at national stakeholders (ministries of education, teacher development colleges, and teacher unions), and local stakeholders (school principals, teachers, pupils, parents, and parents and teachers associations).


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