JANUARY 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Complying with Article 5 Section 5 of Code of Ethics for Teachers: A Case Study on Corrective Actions of a Novice Department Head in a New Workplace

Abstract

This study investigates how a newly appointed department head manages inappropriate behavior or misconduct among subordinates in a different workplace. It explores the challenges and strategies for adhering to Article 5 Section 5 of the Teacher and the Teaching Community Code of Ethics. Using a Single-Case Study qualitative approach, it focuses on a Licensed Professional Teacher transitioning to a department head role. Criteria for selection included individuals new to leadership in unfamiliar environments. The study unveils corrective measures, like fostering a Positive Working Environment with Subordinates, challenges of grappling with Transformational Leadership and Managing Personality Differences among team members. However, it also highlights coping strategies like prioritizing Continuous Development and acknowledging subordinates' challenges. These findings emphasize the need for personal and professional support, advocating leadership training and workshops to enhance teaching efficiency.

Keywords: Article 5 Section 5 of Code of Ethics for Teachers; Case Study; Corrective Actions; Novice department head; Coping mechanisms; Private Schools

Complying with Article 5 Section 5 of Code of Ethics for Teachers: A Case Study on Corrective Actions of a Novice Department Head in a New Workplace