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ERIC Number: ED448842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
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Interpreting Ethics: A Step towards Professionalism for Community College Students Entering Early Childhood Education.
Gitomer, Rivalee J.
This report discusses a practicum which addressed the needs of community college students in Early Childhood Education to evaluate ethical problems that occur in their professional encounters with children, parents, faculty, and staff. In a review of the literature, it was found that there was a need to provide these skills to future teachers. The practicum goals were: (1) to teach values clarification techniques to early childhood education students; (2) to address ethical problem-solving skills in their approach to reaching decisions when an ethical dilemma arose; (3) to provide an atmosphere where students working in small groups could reach ethical solutions to problems; and (4) to establish a list of "Thou Shalts." In selecting a format to help community college students solve ethical problems, classroom lectures, independent study modules, and videotaping for public television and classroom workshops were all considered. The initial presentation was a series of mini-workshops. This was revised and presented in one class period. Upon completion of the practicum, 94.65% of the students were able to use value clarification skills. Ethical problem-solving skills were demonstrated by 80.31% of the students, and seven of eight classes worked together, cooperatively reaching ethical decisions. Contains 63 references. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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