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Board for Professional Teachers Resolution No. 435 Series of 1997 Pursuant to the provision of Paragraph(e), Article II,of RA No. 7836, otherwise known as the “Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994” and Paragraph(a), Section 6, P.D. No. 223, as amended, the Board of Professional Teachers hereby adopts and promulgates the “Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers.” What does code of ethics means?
Ethics is hard to define but it is made up of two things. First ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Secondly, ethics refers to the study and development of one’s ethical standards… it is necessary to constantly examine one’s standard to ensure that they are reasonable and well-founded. Ethics also means, then, the continuous effort of studying our own moral beliefs and our moral conduct, and striving to ensure that we, and the institutions we help to shape, live up to standards that are reasonable and solidly based.
Teachers are duly licensed professionals who possess dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and professional competence. In the practice of their noble profession, they strictly adhere to, observe and practice this set of ethical and moral principles, standards, and values. Article I
Scope and Limitations
The Philippine Constitution provides that all educational institutions shall offer quality education for all Filipino citizens, a vision that requires professionally competent teachers committed to its full realization. The provision of this code shall apply, therefore, to all teachers in all schools in the Philippines. Section 2.
This Code covers all public and private school teachers in all educational institutions at the preschool, primary, elementary, and secondary levels