139.6 University teachers: A comparative study between Mexico and Spain about the components of professional teaching ethics

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 1:30 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Edna LUNA , Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo, UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Armandina SERNA , Facultad de Pedagogía e Innovación Educativa, UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
The objective of this study is to contrast the expressions of two groups of teachers on the main components of ethics teaching. The work corresponds to a descriptive study, with the participation of 135 teacher-researcher mexicans and five spanish. The techniques used were questionnaires and interviews. The responses were analyzed through content analysis and statistical calculation. In their responses of the five most significant features of being a good teacher, it can be seen a coincidence in the traits: teaching skills; knowledge of the subject and sense of responsibility. In the answers about the five most important values of the exercise of teaching, both groups of teachers agree on the values: respect and solidarity.

With regard to the strategies for training and development of teaching ethics, the comparative displays equal percentages of answers in favor, where mexican teachers-researchers propose preferably conventional strategies such as: curses, workshops, conferences, forums, seminars proposal moderately different from the spanish teachers who, in addition to these, suggest strategies such as collaborative work, discussion groups and study cases.

The study concludes on the importance of thinking in the practice of the teaching profession in its dimensions: cognitive didactic-pedagogical, valoral and attitudinal, which can be achieved through the formation and development of ethics theaching