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A review of research on teacher ethics in China in the past five years

Liangqian Zhao, Ting Li


In building a healthy and functional education ecosystem, the professional ethics of teachers highlight their fundamental and
important role.As the cornerstone of society, education is not only a means of imparting knowledge, skills, and ideas, but also an important
way to cultivate behavior models and values for the next generation.In this process, teachers, as disseminators of knowledge, shapers of
values, and role models, undoubtedly hold professional ethics standards that have a profound impact on the growth of students, social
progress, and the inheritance of civilization.
However, the professional ethics of teachers have become a sensitive issue that has frequently appeared in the public eye in recent
years, with topics related to teacher corporal punishment, teacher tutoring, and teacher lying down constantly emerging.The reason for this
may be due to the changes in interest relations and distribution methods during the process of social transformation, which have led to new
changes in the relationship between the rights, living conditions, and moral responsibilities that teachers should bear.In recent years, various
studies have been conducted on the new issues arising from teacher professional ethics, making it important to sort out relevant domestic
This article uses (title=’Teacher Professional Ethics’) AND (publication time Between (‘2019-01-01’, ‘2023-12-29’) as the search
criteria and is searched in the Chinese language database of China National Knowledge Infrastructure.We searched 210 literature related
to teacher professional ethics from January 1, 2019 to December 29, 2023.There are a total of 23 core journal articles with titles related
to “Teacher Professional Ethics”.Excluding 7 articles with book review nature, a total of 16 articles were used as the basis for conducting
research and analysis on the professional ethics of teachers in the past fi ve years.


Teacher’s professional ethics; Culture

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[1] Weili Fu, Ningbo Zhu. On the Basic System and Content of Professional Ethics Standards for Teachers in China [J]. Chinese Journal of Education, 2003,

(02): 55-59.

[2] Jiliang Shen, Jingxin Zhao. Realistic Refl ections on the Professional Ethics of Primary and Secondary School Teachers [J]. Journal of Beijing Normal

University (Social Sciences Edition), 2006 (01): 48-55.

[ 3] Yong Fan, Xiaomin Qian. Development and Verifi cation of the Professional Ethics Evaluation Scale for Primary and Secondary School Teachers in China [J].

Teacher Education Research, 2019,31 (5): 105-110.

[4] Xiaomin Qian, Cilin Liu, Yucui Ju. A survey of teacher professional ethics based on the ICM middle-level concept assessment method [J]. Education

Development Research, 2020, 40 (2): 69-76.

[5] Liming Chen. How to improve the professional ethics standards for teachers in China——Qualitative Content Analysis of Teacher Professional Ethics

Standards in Five Countries [J]. Educational Science Research, 2019, (2): 74-81.

[6] Jing Zhu. Construction and Analysis of a Regional Teacher Professional Ethics Development Model [J]. Shanghai Education Research, 2021, (4): 69-75.

[7] Zhen Wang. The Realistic Dilemma and Solution Path of Professional Ethics Construction for Primary and Secondary School Teachers [J]. Teaching and

Management, 2020, (15): 61-64.

[8] Kunqi Huang, Xiaoqi Zheng, Jie Liu. The Twilight of Idols: “Moral Empowerment”, “De Moralization” and Ethical Dilemmas in the Teaching profession [J].

Jiangsu Higher Education, 2019, (4): 58-63.

[9] Li Jiang, Haiyan Zhang. Exploration of Ideological and Political Construction in the Course of “Teacher Professional Development and Professional

Ethics Cultivation” [J]. Western Quality Education, 2023,9 (16): 13-17.

[10] Qin Wang, Yang Zhao. On the issue of professional ethics cultivation and improvement strategies for university teachers [J]. Science and Education

Wenhui, 2023 (14): 19-22.

[11] Lin Wang. Exploring the Cultivation of Professional Ethics for College Teachers Based on Cultivating Virtue and Cultivating People: A Review of

“Professional Ethics for College Teachers” [J]. Science and Technology Management Research, 2023,43 (21): 255-256.

[12] Yanmei Xiang, Li Yao, Jiexian Li. Improving the Professional Ethics and Cultivation of Young Physical Education Teachers in the New Era: Practical

Signifi cance and Practical Paths[Publisher unknown], 2023:3.

[13] Dan Zhou, Jianping Wang. Research on the Construction of Teacher Teams for Cultural Courses in Competitive Sports Schools Based on Moral

Leadership Theory [C]//Chinese Sports Science Society. Abstract Collection of Papers at the 13th National Sports Science Conference - Wall Newspaper

Exchange (School Sports Branch) (8)[Publisher unknown], 2023:2.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v8i5.12920