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ERIC Number: EJ834890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Ethical Decision-Making by Educational Leaders: Its Foundations, Culture and More Recent Perspectives
Robbins, Steven; Trabichet, Luc
Management in Education, v23 n2 p51-56 2009
The belief that educational leaders need to be ethical decision-makers is recent. Thomas and Bainbridge suggest that an educational leader needs to develop technical competency in ethical leadership. Yet few leaders in schools have been trained in conflict resolution of an ethical nature and little importance has been given to this within existing administrators' training programmes. If ethical leadership "... seeks to develop human potential" (Novak 2002: 14) and as ethical leaders "... inspire commitment... sustain hope and participation" (Moore, 1996: abstract), in what ways should educational leaders be trained to help them make fair ethical decisions? The exploration of past philosophical foundations compared with more recent perspectives will help individuals to respond to this question. It is posited that these two approaches point towards an advocacy for the need for a multicultural paradigm approach to decision-making and form the subject of this paper.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A