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ERIC Number: ED350810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-3179-X
The Ethics of Special Education. Professional Ethics in Education Series.
Howe, Kenneth R.; Miramontes, Ofelia B.
This book takes a case-based approach to ethical reflection of concern to special educators and other education professionals. After an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 is devoted to philosophical concerns surrounding the nature of moral philosophy and ethical deliberation. "Principle-based" and "virtue-based" moral theories are contrasted, and the role of the teacher in balancing these approaches is addressed. Chapters 3 through 5 each provide a brief discussion of a general issue, illustrating the issue in terms of specific cases and then discussing the cases in depth. General themes of these chapters are reflected in their titles: "Public Policy and the Mission of Special Education,""Institutional Demands and Constraints," and "Students and Parents as Sources of Obligation," respectively. Chapter 6 concludes the book, providing a brief discussion of the ethics of compromise and re-examining cases from preceding chapters in terms of the compromise issue. Appendices provide examples of specific professional ethical codes and a discussion of the role of religion in ethical deliberation. (PB)
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A