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    In today’s society, I like to believe that teaching is a valued profession, but you could say that my opinion is biased. There are people who have the same opinion as me, but there are some who disagree with it. I feel like in the early years of society, they didn’t really care for this profession, let alone education. When it all started till now, the opinions are teaching has changed, but you don’t always feel like people value it as much as us teachers or future teachers. In the world today, we only see the challenges that come with being a teacher. In the media, you see fights, you see students disrespecting teachers, you hear the stories, but you never really hear about the successes that come with teaching. I feel like there always more successes then the challenges, but Americans only see one perspective that the media plays up. Another thing that gets shown is budget cuts and how teachers don’t have enough money for supplies or things like that, but I want to see more of the…

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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…

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    teachers work more than full time and it requires a good education to become a teacher and anyone would know that teachers deserve to be paid more. If we were to give teachers raises for their effort, then over time as teachers get better over their career, their pay will more closely correspond to how much work they put in (Pros and Cons). It could also lead to worse teachers leaving the profession and going to work at something they are better at leaving more money for the good teachers. This…

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    Deserve to be Paid More! Teachers have one of the most important professions in the world, that being the case their salaries should reflect that, unfortunately it does not. Why should professional athletes who throw around a ball make millions, while those teachers that gave them the tools to get there make 10 times less than them. Do you think teachers get paid enough for what they do? Do you think teachers deserve to be paid a little more? Teaching is not an easy job, it calls a certain type…

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    It is clear that teacher identity gains crucial role in the professional development of both teachers in their profession and pre-service teachers. A common theme drawn from the section is that teacher identity is dynamic, contested and it shifts over time under the influence of a range of factors both internal to the individual. Teacher identities is actively constructed through interactions with others and expressed in context. The following section shifts the focus on the identities of…

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    Hence the teaching profession plays an extremely vital role in the development of a nation. As it is the teacher who prepares the citizens of tomorrow, hence their training depict how they will be in a position to educate pupil placed in their charge. The quality of a nation depends upon the quality of education at school and university level; and quality of education depends upon the teachers. Thus, the quality of teachers is very important in making a nation great. Teachers are the nation…

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    ‘colonizing’ professionalism, imposing ‘standards’ & supposedly working collectively with teachers to ensure quality student learning. But in terms of how that quality is defined and how it is measured, more specifically the science curriculum, differences of opinion can sometimes emerge. The science curriculum is a focus of repeated reform in many countries. However, the implementation of such reforms within schools rarely reproduces the proposed outcomes of curriculum designers [Kahle, 2007].…

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    Professionalism Coming back from teaching in China I can tell you that there are many differences with how teachers are treated. According to survey from theguardian.com, China’s teachers are treated with the most respect (“How the job”, 2014). I was nervous that parents in China would not take me seriously because of my age, but they gave me more respect than I ever thought. Education is a top priority in China which makes being a teacher a great profession. However, here in America teachers…

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    The Business Dictionary describes a professional as a person who belongs to a specific profession because they completed a required course of studies. Their competencies can be measured against a set of standards and has reached a level of proficiency in their field. According to that definition do I believe I am a professional? I do. A professional also dresses properly, is prepared to teach, complies to the expectations of their school, is passionate about their job, maintains confidentiality,…

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    in relation to teaching, would mean that there is a general acceptance and consensus on the definition of the word. However, this is not the case as many authors have attempted to define what it means to be a professional in teaching, with contesting theories, with some authors even suggesting that teaching itself, is not a profession (7) . A dictionary definition of professionalism indicates the following; “engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood” (2) this is a basic…

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