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ERIC Number: EJ1109216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
A Double Standard and Dubious Ethics in Determining Quality Teaching
Reardon, R. Martin
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n3 p3-10 Sep 2016
"Double Standard" was created by the actors who appeared in the accompanying video in spring 2014, as part fulfillment of the requirements for a master's-level class highlighting ethics in education for future educational administrators. A double standard comes into focus as an incoming middle school principal establishes procedures she associates with a well-run school. The White principal insists that lesson plans be submitted for review and applies a double standard in deciding that one Black teacher should be penalized--ostensibly because of her failure to turn in lesson plans--while another White teacher who does not turn in lesson plans is treated leniently. In the process, the principal pressures her White assistant principal to comply with her actions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A