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ERIC Number: EJ835445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Beyond Relativism to Ethical Decision-Making
Walker, Keith D.; Donlevy, J. Kent
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n3 p216-239 May 2006
This article examines the ethical conundrum of educational decision makers when faced with a plethora of conflicting value-based decisions. It offers an analysis of a well-known fable as the foil to demonstrate the problematic nature of ethical relativism and postmodern ethics in resolving that conundrum, while advocating the use of five core commitments that enable reasonable, consistent, and justifiable warrants for ethical choices. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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