Ethical School Leadership

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Education - 211 pages
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Typically, educational leadership is not considered a moral-ethical undertaking. But educators face a dismaying array of moral-ethical challenges from academic dishonesty to sexual harassment every day in our nation's schools. Ethical School Leadership provides a systematic approach to resolving these school-based moral-ethical issues. It offers real world moral-ethical dilemmas, alternate theories of ethical decision-making, and differing philosophies of leadership. Present and future school leaders will find knowledge, dispositions, and performance criteria by which to evaluate case studies of moral-ethical leadership. This book provides an up-to-date treatment of the subject without arcane terminology or abstract argument. Its aim is to provide encouraging, practical thinking about the moral-ethical problems facing our school leaders today and will be of interest to school principals, teachers, school board members and students of education.
 

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Contents

Ethics Leadership and Good Schools
1
Standards and Ethics
19
The Ethical Leader
45
Becoming an Ethical Educational Leader
71
Justice and Fairness in Decision Making
91
The Caring Attitude in Ethical Leadership
103
Science and Ethics
117
Practical Ethics Strategies
141
The Case of the Undeserved Scholarship
173
The Case of Unintended Harm
179
The Case of the Gun in the High School
183
The Case of the Dirty Birds
187
The Case of Academic Freedom
193
References
197
Index
205
About the Author
211

The Case of the Phony Resume
161

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Spencer J. Maxcy is professor of education, Louisiana State University. He is the author of several books including Democracy, Chaos, and the New School Order, Postmodern School Leadership: Meeting the Crisis in Educational Administration and Educational Leadership: A Critical Pragmatic Perspective.

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