The dilemma of teacher professionalism and commitment in Roman Catholic founded secondary schools in Uganda
1Anthony Mugagga Muwagga, 2Musoke Gyaviira Genza
1School of Education, Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Makerere University,Kampala, Uganda
2Bukalasa Seminary, Masaka Diocese
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Received 30 November, 2010; Accepted 11 January, 2011
This article examines the issue of teacher professionalism and teacher commitment in Catholic founded secondary schools in Uganda. Using 15 “Elite” Roman Catholic Secondary Schools, the study tries to establish the mortifiers of professionalism and commitment in catholic secondary schools in Kampala Arch-Diocese, Uganda. The paper concludes that there are factors outside the Catholic school set up such as the socio and economic constraints and intrinsic factors within the Roman Catholic school system which create challenges to teacher professionalism and commitment such as lack of orientation of teachers and school administrators into Roman Catholic philosophy of education.
Keywords: Professionalism, Commitment, Catholic and Catholic philosophy of education