Ethics in Education

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Contains 19 chapters addressing ethical issues in relation to teachers, the classroom, discipline, grading, and society. Written by scholars of the philosophy of education, faculty members of colleges of education, primary and secondary school classroom teachers, and others, the case studies, studies, and essays in this volume represent a range of political orientations. Topics include such matters as whether professional policies are ethical, authority in classroom relationships, and coercion and the ethics of grading and testing. Also includes a piece by Bob Keeshan, TV's Captain Kangaroo, arguing against corporal punishment in the schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815330882
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Garland Studies in Applied Ethics
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Pt. 1 Teachers 1
Ch. 1 Professions and Professionalism 3
Ch. 2 The Teacher's Point of View 23
Ch. 3 Ethics and Educational Administration: Are Professional Policies Ethical? 41
Pt. 2 The Classroom 67
Ch. 4 The Ordinary Schoolteacher 69
Ch. 5 Sexual Education and Morality 81
Ch. 6 Multicultural Education and Feminist Ethics 93
Ch. 7 Out of the School Closet: The Invisible Minority 109
Ch. 8 From Darkness to Light: Censorship, Power and Empowerment in Education 141
Pt. 3 Discipline 149
Ch. 9 The Time Is Now: Banning Corporal Punishment 151
Ch. 10 For Honor's Sake: Moral Education, Honor Systems, and the Informer Rule 157
Ch. 11 Reconciling Care and Control: Authority in Classroom Relationships 173
Pt. 4 Grading 197
Ch. 12 Coercion and the Ethics of Grading and Testing 199
Ch. 13 Grading 223
Ch. 14 Do Our Grading Systems Contribute to Dumbing Down? 237
Ch. 15 The Problem with Grading 243
Pt. 5 Society 259
Ch. 16 Education for Democracy 261
Ch. 17 Democracy and Teaching 283
Ch. 18 The Drive for Racially Inclusive Schools 299
Ch. 19 Justice and the Case for School Vouchers 315
Bibliography 331
Contributors 341
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