n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - School reforms in Ghana : a challenge to teacher quality and professionalism




The role of the teacher in the modern school system is increasingly important and complex. A teacher needs a high level of professional knowledge and autonomous decision making when faced with professional challenges. Educational reform in Ghana like any other parts of the world calls for the type of teacher who is highly trained, motivated, dedicated and committed to the teaching profession to effect the anticipated desirable changes among students. In the era of increasing standard and accountability in education, teacher quality and training is more important than ever. Teachers are expected to demonstrate excellence in the practical craft of teaching, show regard for highest standard of ethical behavior in their relationship with students, colleagues, head teachers, and external publics. Teachers are to exhibit courage and leadership, and work collaboratively with colleagues for the benefit of students.


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