Yrkesetik i lärarutbildning Essensens betydelse

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Marita Cronqvist


Teaching is an ethical activity and in order to ensure a high quality in teaching, ethics need to be visualized and verbalized. In a phenomenological empirical study with student teachers as participants, data were analyzed in order to express the essential meanings of professional ethics. The essence can be described as the meanings that in spite of different contexts are relatively persistent. In phenomenology, the possibility of expressing the essence of a phenomenon is interpreted in different ways. In this article, the author argues that the essence is needed to verbalize ethics in teaching tentatively as a kind of ethical code or guideline for becoming teachers. Some of the essential findings stemming from the empirical study mentioned above are compared with the ethical principles formulated in Lärares Yrkesetiska Principer (2001) by the two Swedish unions, Lärarförbundet and Lärarnas Riksförbund, to argue for the importance of formulating the essence.

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Cronqvist, M. (2020). Yrkesetik i lärarutbildning: Essensens betydelse. Educare, (2), 23–40. https://doi.org/10.24834/educare.2021.2.2
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