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ERIC Number: EJ1138586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-5062
Principals' Moral Agency and Ethical Decision-Making: Toward a Transformational Ethics
Cherkowski, Sabre; Walker, Keith D.; Kutsyuruba, Benjamin
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, v10 n5 2015
This descriptive study provides a rich portrait of moral agency and ethical decision-making processes among a sample of Canadian school principals. Using an ethical responsibility framework linking moral agency and transformational leadership, the researchers found that (1) modeling moral agency is important for encouraging others to engage their own moral agency in the best interests of all children; (2) despite efforts to engage in collaborative decision-making, principals are often faced with the reality that they are the ones to absorb the cost of decisions; and (3) moral agents need to become wide-awake to the ethical issues and challenges that permeate their day-today work lives.
PDK International, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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