Real World Ethics: Frameworks for Educators and Human Service Professionals, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Real World Ethics: Frameworks for Educators and Human Service Professionals, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Robert Nash, Jonas F. Soltis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807742562

ISBN-13: 9780807742563

Pub. Date: 07/04/2002

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Now more than ever, with the explosion of new technologies and human service delivery systems, innovative teaching methodologies and assessment instruments, classic ethical questions and problems still remain. Some examples of these are: unprecedented internet and e-mail dilemmas involving student plagiarism or violations of privacy; sexual harassment in the

Overview

Now more than ever, with the explosion of new technologies and human service delivery systems, innovative teaching methodologies and assessment instruments, classic ethical questions and problems still remain. Some examples of these are: unprecedented internet and e-mail dilemmas involving student plagiarism or violations of privacy; sexual harassment in the workplace or in the classroom; lying to students, clients, and patients in order to bring about beneficial outcomes; and subtle forms of racial, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination that continue to persist in schools, colleges, and other human service venues. The Second Edition of Robert Nash's bestseller expands on his earlier work with the addition of an extensive "question-and-answer" epilogue that masterfully adds layers of explanation and understanding to ethical issues raised in the original text. Nash practices his own principles of having meaningful moral conversations with students and critics by responding to their questions about the first edition. This new chapter incorporates the latest research in applied ethics teaching and in resolving ethical dilemmas in the professions. The only applied ethics book written for both educators and human service professionals, "Real World" Ethics is essential reading for everyone who finds themselves faced with making critical ethical decisions in their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807742563
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
07/04/2002
Series:
Professional Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
442,639
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1.Teaching "Real World" Ethics with Cool Passion1
The Early Years3
Stimulating the Moral Imagination5
Promoting Ethical Analysis8
Cultivating a Sense of Commitment and Responsibility10
Promoting Tolerance of Diverse Ethical Viewpoints11
Conclusion13
2.Teaching Ethics Ethically15
Syllabus: Ethics of Professional Relationships16
Syllabus Coda27
Conclusion33
3.First Moral Language: Grounding Ethics in the Language of Background Beliefs35
Why Bother with Background Beliefs?36
Closet Metaphysicians38
The Background Beliefs Framework40
Coming Out of the Metaphysical Closet54
Conclusion: Hermeneutics and Background Beliefs56
4.Second Language: The Language of Moral Character58
Moral Character59
The Moral Character Framework for Ethical Decision-Making63
"Keeping a Friend's Secret"65
Conclusion103
5.Third Language: The Language of Moral Principle106
The Secular Pluralist World and Moral Strangers106
The Language of Moral Principles and Theories110
The Moral Principle Framework for Ethical Decision-Making115
"To Admit or Not to Admit"116
Conclusion144
6.Ethical Bricolage: Integration and Discernment146
Integrating the Three Moral Languages147
An Ethic of Caring156
Character Education as a Substitute for Applied Ethics162
Beyond Ethical Bricolage to Moral Discernment167
7.A Question-and-Answer Epilogue--Six Years Later169
References209
Index217
About the Author225

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