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ERIC Number: ED501893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6767-3ISBN-978-1-57886-767-7
Ethics in the Classroom: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
Mahoney, Dan
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Examining ourselves, why we do what we do, is the essence of human psychology and of ethics. The purpose of this book is to show how educators might choose among ethical approaches to decision-making as they face the choices they make each day. Features include the theory-based ethics and case studies of real and significant issues that teachers face in P-12 classrooms. Contains: (1) Introduction: Goals of the Text and Sample Learning Activities; (2) Due Process of the Law; (3) Utility and Agreeableness; (4) The Categorical Imperative; (5) The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: (6) The Heroic Ideal and Self-Interest; (7) Absolute Truth and Nonviolence; (8) Respect for Persons; (9) A Family Systems Approach; (10) A Story About Confidentiality; (11) Professional Ethics, Moral Values, and Confidentiality; (12) Confidences Betrayed: The Pain Flows in and out in Waves; (13) Inappropriate Relationships; (14) Blind Adherence to School Policies and CPS?; (15) Native Status, Politics, and the Hiring Process; (16) Being Used or Being of Service; (17) Bullies and Conflict with the School Principal; (18) An Emotionally, Intellectually, and Spiritually Punishing Year; (19) An Exercise in Common Sense; (20) Ducking and Weaving Through a Course in Human Sexuality; (21) Mama Bear Ethics; (22) Dealing with Backbiting; (23) An Ethical Use of Sick Days?; (24) Who Cares if We Don't Teach Science?; (25) Annie's Analysis of Her Professional Ethics; and (26) Welcome to the Journey.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A