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ERIC Number: EJ1142407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
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Codes of Ethics and Teachers' Professional Autonomy
Schwimmer, Marina; Maxwell, Bruce
Ethics and Education, v12 n2 p141-152 2017
This article considers the value of adopting a code of professional ethics for teachers. After having underlined how a code of ethics stands to benefits a community of educators--namely, by providing a mechanism for regulating autonomy and promoting a shared professional ethic--the article examines the principal arguments against codes of ethics. Three arguments are presented and analyzed in light of the codes of teacher ethics in place elsewhere in Canada. We conclude that a code of ethics must meet three conditions in order for it to be favorable to autonomous judgment rather than blind adhesion to pre-established norms: openness of meaning, space for dissidence, and avoidance of moralistic language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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