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ERIC Number: EJ1084101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-31
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Official Policies and Teachers' Tendency to Act: Exploring the Discrepancies in Teachers' Perceptions
Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Gilat, Israel Z.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v23 n82 Aug 2015
The aim of the study is to investigate whether there are discrepancies between teachers' perceptions of the "official policies" and their "tendency to act," based on their ethical decision-making. A qualitative analysis of 60 Israeli teachers' questionnaires consisting of critical ethical incidents revealed multifaceted ethical dilemmas nested in categories of "discrepancies between official policies and teachers'" tendency to act: "Harm (to people, property)," "parental involvement/interference" and "academic process." The discrepancies noted between official policy and teachers' tendency to act may encourage educational policy to design teachers' training and professional development programs that include dealing with critical ethical incidents, through team-based simulations and formulating ethical guidelines based on their ethical decision-making process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel