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ERIC Number: EJ787357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Ethical Dilemmas for School Administrators
Denig, Stephen J.; Quinn, Terrence
High School Journal, v84 n4 p43-49 Apr-May 2001
Schools are ethical organizations. The daily schedule of educational administrators is filled with ethical dilemmas and moral decisions. As reflective practitioners, school leaders know that the decisions that are made and the values that underlie those decisions are filled with moral implications for the entire school community. In this paper, two complementary approaches to moral decision making are considered--the justice approach and the care approach. The authors compare these approaches as they seek solutions to several moral dilemmas in school administration: unfounded sexual harassment, untrue letters of recommendation, and compromised administration of high-stakes testing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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