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Ethical Issues In Education

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This course examines the ethical framework and challenges of teachers and teacher leaders in today’s schools. The professional educational leader fosters ethical practices and engages in purposeful ethical decision making. Students will explore ethical, social, and political issues in education through case studies, field experiences, and other readings and interactions. Ethical leadership and decision making will be analyzed and discussed to determine how educational leaders will be able to provide support to teachers, students, and other constituents with the purpose of improving current educational practices.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    What are Ethics?

    • Compare and contrast various codes of ethics from a variety of professional fields.
    • Analyze your personal code of ethics and define how these codes apply to your professional life, roles, and responsibilities.
    • Describe an ethical issue in your professional life.
    • Discuss your personal and professional decision making from an ethical perspective.
    • Describe the history of ethics.

    Analyzing Ethical Issues

    • Examine the ethical challenges and responsibilities that teacher leaders have toward stakeholders.
    • Define the processes for examining and analyzing ethical issues in today's schools.
    • Discuss case studies that deal with ethical issues in schools that involve various stakeholders.

    The Development of Ethics

    • Define the concept of majority rule.
    • Compare and contrast the concepts of morals, ethics, and values.
    • Define and apply various ethical theories, such as cognitive moral development, utilitarianism, and so on.
    • Explore and discuss various ethical case studies that introduce strategies used to analyze ethical dilemmas.

    Current Ethical Issues and Strategies

    • Explain issues of socioeconomic and cultural diversity in schools and related ethical dilemmas.
    • Define and assess the role of social media and other technology in schools and ethical dilemmas related to teacher and student rights.
    • Define the ethical and legal considerations of educating students with disabilities.
    • Define current strategies and ideas for dealing with ethics issues and examples in today's schools.

    Ethics in School Leadership

    • Research and define legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of public school students in the areas of student rights.
    • Analyze the relationship between teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators in terms of ethical leadership through case studies and discussion.
    • Examine and evaluate the legal and ethical role of the school board through case studies and discussion.

    Ethics, Academic Freedom, and Integrity

    • Define and cite laws and issues related to copyright.
    • Describe and evaluate the ethical issues teachers and teacher leaders face regarding high-stakes testing.
    • Define and compare the ethical relationship between state and local curricular requirements and teachers' academic freedom.
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