My Ethics Of Education: The Profession Of Teaching

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The Profession of Teaching Education is important. There are many “issues” in education but none would exist if there weren’t any teachers. Throughout this semester we have discussed many different topics and problems. During the final weeks of this class (along with the completion of my ethics exam) I have come to realize that none of those problems should be what is talked about when Education is brought up. Teachers are the ones who should be talked about. The commitment, time, hard work and dedication that teachers display on a daily basis is what should stand out the most. It’s important to learn the difficulties of teaching but by the time they are learned, the decision to teach has already been made. Teaching is a calling. It’s not …show more content…
There was a growth in urban areas due to immigration. Feminization took place in the field and women upheld every moral value. Females weren’t allowed to be married or seen in public with males. Female teachers were also paid less than males (as they still are today). That didn’t stop the influx of educational growth though. With more students came more teachers and with more teachers came more training. Both male and female teachers were trained in teacher education and gained state certifications. That led to a growth in “normal” schools and colleges nearing the twentieth century. Normal schools were considered places that the training of teachers took place. The training of teachers has grown significantly since the nineteenth century. It seems every year something is changing and there are new requirements to fulfil. The cause for that is the power shift from a state controlled approach to a federal controlled approach. The Secretary of Education has created standards for teachers to be considered “highly qualified”. Some of those standards are being established by the state for academic subject matter knowledge and skills for teaching, being set with the challenging academic content and student’s achievement standards and providing coherent and objective information about the matter that is being taught. Along with those standards teachers must also fulfil education requirements, …show more content…
Teachers are responsible eternally for educating youth regardless of the new trends that will arise in the future. There have been many changes from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century and there will be more to come. I agree with Jenkins (107) when he states that “Such a systemic approach is needed if we are to close the participation gap, confront the transparency problem, and help young people work through the ethical dilemmas they face in their everyday lives. Such a systemic approach is needed if children are to acquire the core social skills and cultural competencies needed in a modern era.” Teaching isn’t for the weak and it sure isn’t for those who want to give up at any sign of change. Education is constantly changing and it always will. That’s why it’s important to make sure that the fundamentals are covered and well-rehearsed when someone asks why I want to be a teacher. I’ll be a teacher because I’m passionate about helping others. I’ll be a teacher because I want to have an impact on children’s lives on a daily basis. Regardless of new standards, requirements, laws and crying I may experience from those around me I’ll do it because I love

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