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FIELD STUDY 6

ON BECOMING A TEACHER

Name of FS Student: __________________________________Course- Year & Section: ________________

Resource Teacher: ______________________________________Signature: __________________________

School: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Episode 5 – THE TEACHER AS A PROFESSIONAL

Objective:

Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the rights, duties and responsibilities of a professional


teacher and their impact on you as a future teacher.

Your Task:

“ Ignorance of the law excuses no one. ” This is true for everyone. A true professional always knows
both his rights and duties. These are two equal sides of the coin.

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To reach your target, do the following tasks:

• Gather information about the policies and guidelines


1 concerning teachers, implemented by your cooperating school

• Interview the principal/ head teacher/ your resource teacher


2 about the implementation of these policies and guidelines

• Analyze the policies and guidelines in the light of values and


3 pertinent laws

• Reflect on the impacty of all these to your life future life as a


4 full-pledged professional teacher

Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations/data gathered:

Read the following carefully, before you begin to interview. Then fill out the matrix.

1. Find about the policies and procedures concerning teachers by reading the schoo; or
teacher’s manual of your cooperating school.

2. As you read the manual, jot down notes and questions you might want to ask later
about these areas:
 Rights
 Duties/ obligations
 Economic and social benefits
 Reward/ incentive system
 Disciplinary procedures

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3. Interview Guide
 Interview a teacher/ head teacher/ principal
 The purpose of the interview is for you to know about the actual implementation
of the policies and guidelines
 Use the questions you wrote down earlier for this interview
 You may first state a policy or guideline ( quoting from the manual ) and then how
this is implemented. Request the interviewee to cite examples.

4. Focus at least 2 policies/guidelines for each of the five areas in number 2.

5. Use the table/matrix that follow to document your observation/ interview and to put
your analysis on the values and legal provisions exemplified by the policies and
guidelines

Policies/Guidelines Comments/sharing of the Values shown Pertinent laws/provisions


interviewee that served as legal basis
of the policy/ guideline
Right of Teachers

Duties/obligations of
Teachers

Economic and Social


benefits

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Rewars/ Incentive system

Disciplinary procedures

Answer the following:

1. What values are reflected by the policies and guidelines found in the school or teacher manual. Put
your answers in the matrix above. You may choose to put some additional comments.

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2. Cite the legal provisions/laws that are exemplified by each of the policies/ guidelines that you included
in your matrix. Focus on the provisions of the following:
 Magna Carta for Professional Teachers
 Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers
 Manual of Regulations for Private School
 Certain parts of the Labor Code
 Philippine Professionalization Act of 1994

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REFLECTION:

1. How do you feel about the policies and guidelines concerning teachers? How will you respond to them
in the future?
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2. What insights/realizations did you have about the “ demands” of being a professional teachers? How
will you meet these challenging “ demands” in the future?

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3. What are your values and strengths that can help you become a true professional?

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