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ERIC Number: EJ811286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Developing an Ethical School through Appreciating Practice? Students' Lived Experience of Ethical Situations in School
Bergmark, Ulrika; Alerby, Eva
Ethics and Education, v3 n1 p41-55 Mar 2008
In meetings between people in school our values are shown through, for example, our actions, our speech and body language. These meetings can be regarded as ethical situations, which can arouse strong emotional reactions that ordinary, everyday situations usually do not do. The aim of this paper is to illuminate, interpret and discuss students' lived experiences of ethical situations in their school. The participants in the study were students in a Swedish secondary school, and the empirical data consisted of written reflections and interviews. The study is based on the lived experiences of students. The analysis of the empirical data resulted in two themes: "response in speech and action," and "power relations." The comprehensive understanding of the results is that healthy relationships play an important ethical role in the school. Finally, we discuss how ways of listening to students' voices and appreciating practice can develop an ethical school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden