ERIC Number: ED261641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-17
Professional Ethics in Education.
Rich, John Martin
Major problems and issues of ethics in elementary, secondary, and higher education are examined. The function and present status of professional ethics are considered, along with specific codes of ethics, including those of the National Education Association, American Association of University Professors, and the American Association of School Administrators. Of special interest are whether the standards are universalized and whether there are similarities or differences among codes and logical consistency. Also considered are: the justification of professional ethics, academic freedom, the ethical use of tests and testing, freedom of students to learn, research with human subjects, funding of research projects, conflicts of interest, and dishonesty in research. Relations with colleagues and education officials are investigated with attention to ethical issues in recruitment, merit raises and promotion, tenure practices, nepotism rules, retirement policies, faculty dissent, strikes, and disobedience to institutional policies. Faculty members' rights and responsibilities as citizens, community misconduct and grounds for dismissal, holding public office, and teachers' relations with parents are also discussed. Finally, the dissemination, implementation, and enforcement of ethical codes are evaluated, and recommendations for the education profession are offered. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Citizen Participation, Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Educational Malpractice, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Ethics, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Personnel Policy, Professional Associations, Research Projects, Standards, Student Rights, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Responsibility
Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717 ($21.50).
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A