ERIC Number: ED475996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Responsibility: Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior in Maine Schools and Communities.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
This report identifies core principles and best practices for schools and communities to use in creating, practicing, enforcing, and assessing expectations for all students, enabling them to develop as ethical, responsible, and involved citizens. The report defines the attributes of a healthy and sustainable process for schools and communities as they work collaboratively to develop their own core values and codes of conduct. It sets out an approach for Maine to follow. The report provides a guide to the visible characteristics or Hallmarks that reflect a school and community committed to a culture of ethics and responsibility. Chapters in the report are: (1) A"Call to Action"; (2) "Hallmarks of an Ethical and Responsible School Culture"; (3) "Identifying Community Values"; (4)"Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior: Core Values for Maine"; (5) "Ethics and Achievement in Maine's Learning Results"; (6) "Best Practices: A Showcase of Effective Practices in School Settings"; and (7) "Recommendations and Conclusion." Contains a 32-item bibliography. Lists relevant programs in Maine. (BT)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Citizenship Education, Community Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Public Schools, Responsibility, School Culture, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Values
Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Web site: http://www.state.me.us/education/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine