Creating the Ethical School: A Book of Case Studies

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Teachers College Press, 2005 - Education - 127 pages
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Addressing the many ethical issues that arise daily in school, this volume is a hands-on guide for all K-12 practitioners, an excellent teaching tool for preparing future teachers, and an essential resource for anyone who wants to create a caring and supportive school environment. This book features: realistic, provocative, and ethically challenging case studies that can be adapted to both private and public school settings, ideal for generating discussions about how to resolve given issues; a range of encounters educators are apt to experience, such as between teacher and teacher, teacher and student, parent and teacher, and parent and administrator; an array of ethical dilemmas and issues encountered at different grade levels on topics such as: racism, teasing, cheating, plagiarism, anorexia, free speech, violence, religion, and much more; and appendixes listing ethical standards for each member of the school community and overviews of student understandings of right and wrong, presented according to grade level.
 

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Contents

Nurturing Ethical Consciousness in
1
TeacherStudent Cases
21
TeacherAdministrator Cases
35
TeacherParents Cases
55
TeacherTeacher Cases
65
ParentsAdministrators Cases
75
HeadsTrusteesSchool Cases
85
Student Understandings of Right and Wrong
101
Berkeley Carroll School Ethical Standards
119
Contributors of Ethical Cases
125
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Bongsoon Zubay was Director of the State University Urban Teacher Education Center in New York City and Jonas F. Soltis is Teachers College, Columbia University's William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Philosophy and Education Emeritus and coauthor of The Ethics of Teaching and The Ethics of School Administration.

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