Code of Professional Ethics for School Teachers. (as given by NCTE.)
M.Sc., M.Ed., JRF & NET
Lecturer in Physical Science, Arafa Institute for Teacher Education
The Code of Professional Ethics for teachers provides a framework of principles to guide them in discharging their obligations towards students, parents, colleagues and community. Increased awareness of the ethical principles governing the teaching profession is essential to ensure ‘professionalism’ among teachers.
The Code of Professional Ethics by NCTE for school teachers is an attempt to provide direction and guidance to the teachers in enhancing the dignity of their professional work.
1. Obligations towards Students
1.1 Treats all students with love and affection.
1.2 Respects the value of being just and impartial to all students irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, sex, economic status, disability, language and place of birth.
1.3 Facilitates students’ physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and moral development.
1.4 Respects basic human dignity of the child in all aspects of school life.
1.5 Makes planned and systematic efforts to facilitate the child to actualize his/her potential and talent.
1.6 Transacts the curriculum in conformity with the values enshrined in the Constitution of India.
1.7 Adapts his/her teaching to the individual needs of students.
2. Obligations towards Parents, Community and Society
2.1 Establishes a relationship of trust with parents/guardians in the interest of all round development of students.
2.2 Desists from doing anything which is derogatory to the respect of the child or his/her parents/guardians.
2.3 Strives to develop respect for the composite culture of India among students.
2.4 Keeps the country uppermost in mind, refrains from taking part in such activities as may spread feelings of hatred or enmity among different communities, religious or linguistic groups.
3. Obligations towards the Profession and Colleagues
3.1 Strives for his/her continuous professional development.
3.2 Creates a culture that encourages purposeful collaboration and dialogue among colleagues and stakeholders.
3.3 Takes pride in the teaching profession and treats other members of the profession with respect and dignity.
3.4 Refrains from engaging himself/herself in private tuition or private teaching activity.
3.5 Refrains from accepting any gift, or favour that might impair or appear to influence professional decisions or actions.
3.6 Avoids making derogatory statements about colleagues, especially in the presence of pupils, other teachers, officials or parents.
3.7 Respects the professional standing and opinions of his/her colleagues.
3.8 .Maintains confidentiality of information concerning colleagues and dispenses such information only when authorized to do so.