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ERIC Number: EJ1175461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Teaching Evaluation Tools as Robust Ethical Codes
Talanker, Sergei
Ethics and Education, v13 n2 p221-233 2018
I argue that teaching evaluation tools (TETs) may function as ethical codes (ECs), and answer certain demands that ECs cannot sufficiently fulfill. In order to be viable, an EC related to the teaching profession must assume a different form, and such a form is already present in several of the contemporary TETs. The TET matrix form allows for certain features that are incompatible with the EC form. The TET's benchmark scale--ranging from below the acceptable to the ideal level across the dimensions of teachers' competence--allows it to answer the demands upon ECs, raised by the EC critics. TETs embrace both minimal requirements and lofty ideals, while ECs of different types have a hard time combining these two features. TETs relate to different dimensions of teacher competence, connecting ethical and professional components with didactical, managerial and cognitive components, without lumping them together.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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