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Ethical Issues In Education
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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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