ERIC Number: ED350810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Codes of Ethics, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Critical Thinking, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Evaluative Thinking, Moral Values, Parent Rights, Policy Formation, Religion, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Rights
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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