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ERIC Number: EJ1040627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-2159-2020
Context-Sensitive Ethics in School Psychology
Lasser, Jon; Klose, Laurie McGarry; Robillard, Rachel
Contemporary School Psychology, v17 n1 p119-128 Jan 2013
Ethical codes and licensing rules provide foundational guidance for practicing school psychologists, but these sources fall short in their capacity to facilitate effective decision-making. When faced with ethical dilemmas, school psychologists can turn to decision-making models, but step-wise decision trees frequently lack the situation sensitivity needed for our most daunting ethical challenges. This article proposes a context-sensitive approach to ethics in school psychology that balances the need for ethical standards with an overt acknowledgement of the critical role of situational variables, values, and contextual factors. A context-sensitive ethics framework is presented and illustrated with case examples, followed by recommendations for practitioners.
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Language: English
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