Every profession has a set of principles, ethics, responsibilities, guidance, and norms to guide the conduct and behavior of its profession. Similarly, in teaching as a profession, there are various guidelines, principles, norms of morality, accountability which a teacher has to follow in teaching profession while dealing with his/ her students, stakeholders, and community. Every teacher needs to follow these principles and should be accountable for his/her profession.
Teaching profession is considered an important and respectable profession as it is different from other professions because of its multitude of dimensions. The teacher is the key person on whom the future of the children and mankind depends. They work as the torchbearer of the learning society. They foster creative thinking, develop skills and instill a desire for lifelong learning among students. Therefore a teacher has to be realistic, committed, reflective and accountable to the profession.
For the Quality Education, the teachers need to be professionally equipped with various skills, teaching competencies, commitment, determination, and accountability. Accountability on the part of the teacher is very important. It is a measure of the teacher’s dedication to his/her job.
The expected teacher’s behavior in the form of accountability is as follows:
By following the above-mentioned points, a teacher can set examples for others. Hence, it can be said that quality education is dependent upon the teacher’s ethics and accountability towards his/her profession.
Therefore, a teacher should be committed and accountable towards the students, community, profession, and nation for their own as well as for the nation's growth.