Teacher Professionalism and The Scottish Parliament

Created on: 23 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 04 Jul 2018

Key EIS policy paper on teacher professionalism in the context of a devolved Scotland. 

The political and educational context within which teachers in Scotland work has changed significantly over the past few years in ways which clarify and emphasise the central role of teachers at all stages of the education process.

One crucial change is the setting up of a Scottish Parliament and the subsequent consultation on priorities by the Parliament's Education Committee. A further development was the McCrone Agreement in the early part of 2001.

At the same time, the demands placed by society on teachers and schools have grown exponentially. It is necessary therefore for the EIS to develop its policy on teacher professionalism to reflect the changing circumstances. This leaflet sets out EIS polices and priorities in this new climate.

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