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ERIC Number: EJ785317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
The Social and Political Structuring of Faculty Ethicality in Education
Reybold, L. Earle
Innovative Higher Education, v32 n5 p279-295 Mar 2008
This study examined the experience of faculty ethicality in education. Research questions focused on faculty characterizations of professional ethics, related socialization experiences, and responses to dilemmas. Interviews were conducted with 32 faculty members and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Findings describe the experiential dimensions of faculty ethicality and the influence of a higher education ethos on professional reasoning and decision making. The tenure and promotion process is the most influential dimension; but faculty reward systems in general, as well as personal and family identification, also help to structure ethicality. Four elements of academic ethicality are discussed: standard, information, diversity, and integrity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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