Teachers must build a generation that believes in God and makes students proud of their Islamic and Qatari identity, among other requirements listed in a new 14-article code of conduct for educators in Qatar, local media reports.
The charter, unveiled by the Supreme Education Council in time for International Teachers’ Day, also prohibits educators from using their positions to make “undue financial gain,” the Peninsula reports.
But the newspaper adds that the SEC has not outlined any penalties for not adhering to the code, and it is unclear whether all teachers must stick to all of its points:
The code asks teachers and those in leadership positions in the field of education to be democratic and convince others in a democratic way of the importance of a decision they have taken.
They must have professional integration, act with transparency and not misuse their powers, says the code. They must work so as to help develop the profession of education.
The charter is not yet up on the SEC’s website, but it does sound like an interesting mandate.
Does anyone know more about it?
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