ERIC Number: ED193217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher as a Professional in the Caribbean Today.
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
The changing patterns of Caribbean society have affected and will continue to influence the concept of professionalism as it is applied to teaching. Teachers' organizations should promote the professional development of their members, as implied through acceptance of standards of personal conduct, competence on the job, and commitment to student and national needs and goals. This workshop identified future goals for teacher professionalism in the 1980's pertaining to: (1) education for the teaching profession; (2) the public image and the status of the teacher; and (3) teacher organizations and the professional development of their members. Recommendations for professional actions to be taken toward each of these topics emerged from beliefs that the goals of teacher organizations should be based on professional considerations, having in mind overall educational needs, and that the scope of action to achieve these goals should depend on national circumstances. (CJ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Note: Report of a World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession workshop (Kingston, Jamaica, April 7-13, 1980).