Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö

Comenius' Oath for Teachers

The Teachers’ union in Finland OAJ has introduced a new oath for teachers to take. The oath outlines principles of the profession and underscores the value of their work.
The Oath aims to underpin the status of teachers and the value of their work.
The Comenius’ Oath was designed by an independent ethical panel working with OAJ which comprised top Finnish experts of education and philosophers. Its name comes from the 17th Century international advocate for education who identified education as vital in achieving sustainable and peaceful societies and demanded education for all.
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