The teaching profession and ethics are concepts that are closely related. Teaching generally has missions within education and training, such as guiding individuals to the right and good and setting an example for them. Ethics is the guide that ensures that the profession adheres to certain principles while fulfilling its mission. One of the most discussed issues in the field is the criteria by which ethical principles will be improved (Aydın, 2016). In this context, five important ethical systems stand out in the field. These are Rule Ethics (Kant, I.), Personal Ethics (Buber, M.), Intended Result Ethics (Mill, J. S.), Social Contract Ethics (Rousseau, J. J.) and Social Life Ethics. This study aims to reveal teachers' perceptions of ethical systems while practicing their profession. The study group of the research consists of 9 teachers working in the central district of Çanakkale. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and subjected to content analysis using the deductive method. As a result of the study, it was determined that teachers generally comply with ethical principles, but they are not aware of the approach they use to do this.

Keywords: Teaching, ethical systems, ethical principles, professional ethics


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