Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2021, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (1): 49-58.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2021.01.004

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Legal Status of Teachers

Yafeng Yu, Qiran Wang   

  1. Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 1000875
  • Online:2021-01-20 Published:2021-01-18


Defining the legal status of teachers is essential for the construction of a high-quality teaching force. Nowadays, the teacher law does not reflect the special characteristics of different teacher groups, which results in disputes in teacher management. The establishment of teachers’ legal status should be based on the publicity of teachers’ occupation, and the legal status of teachers in different schools at different levels should be defined clearly. The legal relationship between teachers and schools also need to be defined, and teachers’ professional status stems from the need of modern national education system and social development. The provision of teachers’ rights and obligations should be based on teachers’ publicity, and differences of teachers’ publicity at different levels and different schools need to be reflected. The legal status of different groups of teachers and the corresponding legal relationship between teachers and related subjects need to be established according to their different intensity of publicity. Thus, the teacher law should ensure the coordination of publicity and autonomy, clarify the rights and obligations of teachers, and the legal status of teachers.

Key words: teacher, legal status, publicity, teacher law, legal identity, legal rights and obligations of teachers, teacher employment