The essence of
professional standards in education
Professional standard is a term which indicates
knowledge and skills essential for the person working at school or any
education system. Professional standard in education is of different types.
It may be teachers, professional institute teacher’s or school principal’s
standard. Standard is a normative document, according to which educators find
out what kind of theoretical knowledge and practical skills they are expected
to develop in order to meet standard requirements.
What are professional standards aiming at?
Professional standards are of multifunctional use.
Standards are used as a tool of self-esteem. Teacher or school principal is
given knowledge and skill assessment opportunity according to the standard.
Educator himself can judge whether his professional skills meet professional
standard or not.
Standards serve as teacher’s or principal’s
performance assessment system. It may be used by school administration, pupils,
parents or state (certification); evaluation through observation (colleagues’,
principal’s or physiologist’s data) also assessment according to the pupils’
noting, that one of the main advantages of the standard is that, future
teachers and principals are prepared according to the professional standards at
high schools. Professional standards are used as well during school and/or high
school evaluation, self-esteem and accreditation process.
It also should be noted, that standard is a dynamic
document which changes from time to time. These changes are in connection with
various factors including changes in international and national education
On the basis of standards schools and teachers of
Georgia raise modern and competitive citizen.