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ERIC Number: ED470756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Creating Ethical Administrators: A Challenge for Both Professor and Practitioner.
Edmonson, Stacey; Fisher, Alice
Perhaps one of the greatest gaps present in the training of education leaders nationwide is that of ethics. Leaders in education have very little, if any, training in ethics. Few programs for preparing educational leaders incorporate any study of ethics into the curriculum. A survey featuring 10 ethical scenarios was given to students across Texas who are currently enrolled in educational leadership programs; data were also collected on the students' age, years of experience, and previous training in ethics. No individual factors, such as age, experience, gender, position, or past training, were found to contribute to a lack of understanding of ethics. Although respondents ranged from 10 percent to 100 percent correct, 71.6 percent scored 60 percent or lower, and 86.4 percent scored 70 percent or lower. These results make a dismal statement about ethical awareness among administrators. To remedy this deficiency, it is recommended that ethics be introduced into educator preparation programs, that administrators who are strong models in ethical behavior act as mentors, that professional organizations assist in the development and maintenance of high ethical standards among educational leaders, and that reflective practice in ethics be made a part of administrator education and professional development. (Contains 11 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas