Teacher Education


The Ethical Prerogative: Teacher as Social Agent Confronting the Pandemic

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Critical thinking leads us to honesty which is the presumed result of critical analysis. When we encourage critical thinking skills, we do not tell our students what not to believe but encourage a focus on thinking about their own environments. A high school teacher from our local ethnically diverse community was asked to comment on his fear in starting the academic year under the duress of uncertainty due to emergency precautions as a result of the pandemic. In an atmosphere of constant and spurious decisions made about how we will conduct our educational process for the academic year, it is important to heed the testimony of teachers working in the frontlines and document how we can support constant unpredictable change, especially in the preparation of educators.