Paper Title
A Study on the Professionalism of Secondary School Teachers in Guangdong Province, China

The purpose of this study was to analyze the level of teacher’s professionalism and the difference of professionalism according to the teacher background variables. To achieve this goal, a questionnaire survey was conducted to secondary school teachers in Guangdong province, China. The major findings are as follows. First, it is necessary to distinguish teacher’s professionalism by sub-areas such as knowledge professionalism, performance professionalism, and attitude professionalism. Second, teacher’s professionalism is related to the teacher life stage closely. Third, in order to enhance the professionalism of the teachers, the number of lessons per week should be reduced. Lastly, the professionalism of the teachers varies depending on the school factors. Index term - Professionalism, Sub-areas of teacher’s professionalism, Characteristics of teachers