Teachers Concerns and Proposals in Educational and Ethical Practices to Face Uncertainty

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: F201
Oral Presentation
Anita Cecilia HIRSCH ADLER , Cecilia Navia Antezana, Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico
Cecilia NAVIA ANTEZANA , Research Program, Pedagogical University of Durango, Durango, Mexico
In Mexico, teachers that instruct in primary and secondary levels of education are increasingly being evaluated by international and national policies and organizations and are being harshly judged by different social agents, such as mass communication media, public opinion, parents and entrepreneurs. In international tests, our country has being evaluated and compared with many other countries and has being located with low levels of educational achievement. To attend this problem the government has proposed continual educational reforms that include diverse types of evaluation of schools, students, teachers and the institutions that are in charge for the preparation of the future teachers. Processes of actualization have not been developed simultaneously and furthermore there have been changes in the labor conditions that have created uncertainty. In our research project: Professional Ethics for Professors and especially from the open question: which are the five necessary actions to prepare teachers about professional values? we found that teachers are interested in a better cognitive knowledge and actualization, an approach to norms, rules and codes in reference to values and ethical themes, the consequences of  their professional decisions, the importance of team work and personal relations and communication. Two key aspects are the reference to be a behavioral model to their students and to teach and research not only as a professional but as a life project. These last two answers are more articulated to subjective and individual concerns that search for diverse ways to face uncertainty.