The Teaching Profession

Present and Future

  • A.┬áReis Monteiro

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. Reis Monteiro
    Pages 1-3
  3. Education Quality and Quality of the Teaching Profession

  4. Professionality of Teachers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. A. Reis Monteiro
      Pages 47-60
    3. A. Reis Monteiro
      Pages 61-100
  5. Self-regulation: A Bridge Between the Present and the Future of the Teaching Profession?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. A. Reis Monteiro
      Pages 103-117
    3. A. Reis Monteiro
      Pages 119-150
    4. A. Reis Monteiro
      Pages 151-154
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-160

About this book


This volume contributes to debates about the teaching profession by reviewing international and national reports on its status, as well as on reforms of various education systems. It proposes a global approach to the quality of the teaching profession as a decisive ingredient of education quality, including a conception of its identity and a vision of its future. Moreover, it is suggested that professional self-regulation may be the best way to achieve higher professional and social status for teachers, since it allows educators collectively to assume the culture of the values that comprise the uniqueness and fullness of the teaching profession.


Professional self-regulation Quality education Teacher education Teacher professional development Teacher professional identity Teacher professional knowledge Teacher professional standards Teaching Councils Teaching certification

Authors and affiliations

  • A.┬áReis Monteiro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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