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The purpose is to develop being a professional teacher in the 21st century model based on the ethics of profession with Buddhism integration. The data were collected from 265 teachers and 20 experts. The instruments were questionnaires and data were analysed by confirmatory factor analysis. The model consisted of (1) the instruction: the 21st century educational philosophy, the curriculum design skill, the educational innovation skill in the classroom, the learning activity management skill, the learning evaluation skill and the classroom action research skill; (2) the ethics of profession for: a person, profession, clients, co-professionals and society; (3) the thinking skills: analytical thinking skill, synthesis thinking skill, critical thinking skill, comparative thinking skill, problem-solving thinking skill and creative thinking skill; and (4) the Buddhist principles: Desana 2, Patisambhida 4, Pamana 4, Desanavidhi 4, Dhammadesaka-dhamma 5, Bahussutanga 5, Anupubbikatha 5 and Kalyanamitta-dhamma 7. The model’s goodness-of-fit indexes were satisfactory, right and coherent.
Keywords: Buddhism, ethics, profession, teacher, the 21st century.
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