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ERIC Number: ED466706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-3
Pages: 22
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Negotiating Ethics as Relational Knowing--A Pedagogical Space between "Right" and "Wrong."
Husu, Jukka
This study investigated the process and the products of negotiation in the ethical conflicts of teaching, focusing on the ethical conflicts experienced by early education teachers. Participants included urban kindergarten and elementary school teachers from several Finnish public day care centers and schools. The study examined various categories of negotiation, negotiating issues, and the interactive relationships involved with negotiation. Data came from 26 reports about ethical conflicts written by the participating teachers. Data were gathered during an inservice training on ethical issues in teaching. Teachers wrote about a real-life moral dilemma they had experienced in their work and provided a just solution to it. The ethical conflicts were then categorized according to the contacts and relations involved in the negotiation of a dilemma. The study introduced a three-type continuum which covered confrontation, consultation, and cooperation. The paper presents each type of negotiation together with conflicting issues, negotiating partners, and the end results. (Contains 51 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland