Code of conduct

‘Set of written guidelines, produced by public authorities or professional organizations, which details the set of recognized ethical norms (or values) and professional standards of conduct to which all members of a profession must adhere. Codes aim to enhance the commitment, dedication, and efficiency of members of the teaching profession, and to provide self-disciplinary guidelines by establishing norms of professional conduct’ (Poisson, 2009: 16).

Poisson, M. 2009. Guidelines for the design and effective use of teachers codes of conduct. Paris: IIEP-UNESCO. Retrieved from: