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ERIC Number: EJ802303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Acting in the Collective and Individual "Best Interest of Students": When Ethical Imperatives Clash with Administrative Demands
Frick, William C.; Faircloth, Susan C.
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v20 n1 p21-32 Mar 2007
This study examined secondary principals' perceptions of the phrase "the best interests of the student" as a viable professional ethic for the field of educational leadership. Findings indicate that participants make clear distinctions between the best interest of the student (one) and the best interests of students (as a group). These findings also indicate that practicing secondary school leaders are torn between the use of equitable inclusive instructional policies that meet the differentiated learning needs of all students and provide increased learning and academic achievement and the more restrictive administrative directives that limit discretion, judgment, and moral satisfaction involving student disciplinary matters. (Contains 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania