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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(21); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062107.

Constraints and Improvement Paths of Teacher Ethics Construction for Chinese Higher Education Institutions in the New Era


Xinghua Wang, Liye Tian, Yufeng Pang, Huachang Wang, Runping Wang

Corresponding Author:
Runping Wang

College of Agricultural Economics and Management, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taiyuan, 030031, China


Since the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party, the connotation for teacher ethics construction has been continuously enriched in Chinese colleges and universities. In the new era, the construction of teacher ethics has basically achieved standardization and legalization, forming a relatively complete institutional system in colleges and universities. Based on the relevant theories of teacher ethics construction, this paper reviews the existing literature of domestic and foreign scholars on teacher ethics construction. Research suggests that the main body of teachers demonstrates the political and professional advantages that should be given to the construction of teacher ethics. The good professional literacy and professional knowledge of teachers provide a solid foundation for the construction of teacher ethics. Institutional norms effectively empower the construction of teacher ethics through a long-term mechanism. However, the transformation of teacher roles lags behind the differentiated educational needs currently. The construction of teachers neglects moral cultivation and humanistic qualities. The imbalance exists between applied teaching and research functions. There are significant differences in the allocation of educational resources in colleges and universities. Therefore, this paper puts forwards some suggestions, including strengthening the ethics of university teachers should adhere to the socialist core values as the basic principle; optimize the evaluation system of teacher ethics and motivate teachers to improve their self-cultivation; strengthen the supervision of teacher ethics and effectively prevent misconduct in teacher ethics; rectify the academic atmosphere and create a good atmosphere for teacher ethics construction. This provides a strong decision support for the research on the construction and evaluation system of progressiveness and forward-looking teacher ethics in colleges and universities in the new era.


Teacher Ethics Construction, Higher Education Institutions, Socialism Core Value, the New Era

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Xinghua Wang, Liye Tian, Yufeng Pang, Huachang Wang, Runping Wang. Constraints and Improvement Paths of Teacher Ethics Construction for Chinese Higher Education Institutions in the New Era. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 21: 39-44. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062107.


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