ERIC Number: EJ888656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Organizational Codes of Ethics: Why So Difficult to Enforce?
Jinks, Michael; Bowman, James
Journal of School Public Relations, v29 n4 p499-510 Fall 2008
Many professional organizations exist within the broad field of education. Membership in these organizations is not particularly selective, with qualifications being tied primarily to job status and title; as such, membership is often taken for granted. Yet members and the general public expect these organizations to have formally adopted codes of ethics that describe desirable and unacceptable standards of behavior. Violations of the codes are often ignored. Given the intense media coverage and public image issues, why is enforcement of the codes so problematic? Organizations ultimately control membership rolls--thus, does membership status have any substantive value?
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Ethics, Compliance (Legal), Organizations (Groups), Behavior, Group Membership, Mass Media, Public Relations
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