• Karma Sherpa Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Education, Vinaya Bhavana, Visvabharati, Santiniketan


Globalization, Contemporary Educational, Professional Ethics, Values, Behaviour


In this world of globalization and competitive world, we are witnessing diverse changes in our educational system. Since, change is inevitable the aims and objectives of education is changing according to the need, interests and requirements of the learners, society an nation as a whole. Now, the concept of teacher and teaching also is changing day by day. A teacher in this contemporary era has many duties and responsibilities to play. Apart from having good academic and professional qualifications, they should also posses the knowledge of Professional ethics. Professional ethics is like a guide, which facilitates the teacher to provide quality education and inculcate good values among the learners. The professional ethics will enlighten the teachers that they have a major role in bringing desirable changes in the behaviour of the students. It also helps the teachers to understand their profession as a teacher. Their role is not just to become supreme and authoritarian in front of their students and colleagues. But then they have a wider and meaningful role to play. Teacher having the sense of professional ethics will treat their learners with love, care, affection and commitment. In addition to that, they would always ensure to make specific contribution from their angle. Therefore, this paper specially highlights the significance of professional ethics in teachers.


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Karma Sherpa. (2018). IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR TEACHERS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(3). Retrieved from