ASSESSING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEZHA, ALBANIA
- geography teachers, general teachers’ professional standards, assessment, professional network
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Changes in society, technology, and school curricula, require more professionally prepared and well-trained teachers. This study assesses the recognition of teachers' professional standards based on the study of geography teachers in the municipality of Lezha. These standards are part of the school documentation in which teachers base their work and refer to the Guidance No.5, date 25.02.2013, of the Ministry of Education and Science.Sixty geography teachers were asked through a structured questionnaire based on the Likert scale model and elaborated statistically through the SPSS 20 program. Data indicated the dominance of teachers with education, qualification and experience whom consider a standard when students are not only knowledgeable, but creative. Teachers need to increase the level of cooperation and communication between school and parents. They need to be more participative in various scientific activities, conferences, round tables, seminars for knowledge of the scientific researches and the exchange of experiences.