Ethical Dilemmas In Education

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Ethical Dilemmas in Education comprehensively addresses the daily dilemmas teachers face in all aspects of education. With today's educational policies, teachers need to stand up for honesty and integrity, thus providing role models for students in their future careers. Teachers should use this book as a guide for developing ethical habits and a professional demeanor.

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Editorial Reviews

James M. Kauffman
Ethical issues are extremely important to teaching today in both special and general education. National education policies like NCLB tend to create many more ethical dilemmas for teachers. This is especially true for teachers who try to serve the needs of children and represent realities to their administrators, parents, and colleagues while living with increasingly irrational, unrealistic demands for their performance and the performance of their students.
Tina M. Rosenthal
[This book] address[es] the ethical issues that have become a reality and constant concern in the life of the modern teacher.
Frank Wood
Each page I open to grabs me — the practical, case study-oriented approach stimulates memories of personal experiences. I would love to sit in with a group of teachers who were discussing it.
Ina Summer Schaffer
This book is indispensable because it is a guide for others to use… in developing and maintaining professional practices. Each of the chapters is a building block for an individual to become an ethical educator who can make a positive difference in a person's life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578867820
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverley Johns has over 35 years experience within the public schools working with students with significant behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. She is the author or co-author of nine published books, is active in a number of state and national organizations, and was the 2000 recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award of the International Council for Exceptional Children. Mary Z. McGrath taught for thirty-one years with the Bloomington, Minnesota Public Schools primarily in the area of special education. She currently writes and offers varied workshops to educators, parents and the general public. Sarup R. Mathur is Clinical Professor, Cluster Chair of the Special Education Program at Arizona State University. She has accumulated extensive experience in developing educational programs for students with special needs. She is interested in the topics of professional development for teachers and high quality pre-service education.

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Table of Contents

1 Ethical Dilemmas in Education 1

2 Professionalism 13

3 Everyday Challenges to Our Educational Values 37

4 Dealing with Conflicts of Interest 57

5 The Cost of Borderline Actions 71

6 Difficulties Faced in "Doing the Right Thing" 85

7 When Teachers Experience Accusations of Misconduct 97

8 Decision Making for Students: The IEP Process 109

9 Testing 119

10 Showing Integrity When Working with Colleagues 129

11 Working with Parents 145

12 Behavior Management 159

13 Maintaining Integrity across the Board 175

14 A Call to Action 185

15 Conclusion: The Ethical Educator-You 197

About the Authors 203

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