Ethics teachers dating parents
The code’s guidelines come in the wake of recent events involving teachers and parents, such as the case at Nilai in April last year when 44-year old SK Taman Semarak teacher Azizan Manap disciplined an 11-year old pupil for skipping classes and sniffing glue.
In October he was ordered to appear in court to face charges of hurting the student.
NUTP president Kamarozaman Abd Razak said the guidelines were being developed through discussions involving his group and other stakeholders including education NGOs and others.“There will be 15 do’s and eight don’ts in the ethics code.
We will mention three today,” he said during the press conference at NUTP’s headquarters.
The union is currently finalising the other guidelines for submission to the Education Ministry.
He said NUTP formulated the code based on examples from other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — Parents should not harass teachers on social media or bring potential weapons into school grounds, said the National Union of the Teaching Profession Malaysia (NUTP).
The two items were part of a preview of the group’s upcoming code of ethics for parents and guardians when dealing with educators.
Home visits, done either before or after the school years starts, can also be extremely valuable.These have been suitably modified for Malaysian society, he said when adding they were hoping it can be implemented by this year.NUTP began formulating the ethics code in 2016, with input from organisations and NGOs including the Parent Action Group for Education, the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation, the Parent-Teacher Association, UNI-Malaysia Labour Centre, the Tun Hussein Onn Teachers Foundation, as well as the police.I purchased a cellular telephone for my classroom and turned it on during my 90-minute planning block so parents could reach me, if needed, on a daily basis."--Margie Robinson (Viera, Florida) First-year teacher Katy Goldman (Pine, Arizona) believes that children learn best "when given the opportunity to taste, feel, see, hear, manipulate, discover, sing, and dance their way through learning." But the parents of her students were clamoring for a more back-to-basics approach.Goldman could have given in, turning her back on strongly held beliefs, or she could have ignored her parents' concerns altogether, promoting bad relations.