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Professional Autonomy

The professional autonomy of teachers to exercise their judgment and act on it is an important source of strength in a public education system, and as such, should be valued by the broader society as well as by members of the profession. Much of our job satisfaction in teaching comes from exercising our professional judgment in order to meet the diverse needs of our students.

BCTF resources

Teacher magazine articles

Other sources

Teacher professional autonomy: What is it? Why is it important?

Teachers as professionals

Professional autonomy in professional development

The situation in Finland

Updated June 2018

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