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ERIC Number: EJ974275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
Policy, Power, and Predicaments: Negotiating Boundaries of Sexual Health and Curricular Leadership
Dolder-Holland, Tiffany; Whiteman, Rodney S.; Fetter-Harrott, Alli
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v15 n2 p24-40 Jun 2012
Joe McGinnis, principal of Jackson High School, is caught in the conflict between community values, parents' rights, teacher speech, public health policy, and his own positioning within the community and faculty. He must decide whether and how to discipline a teacher and former mentor who, in the absence of a clear school district policy, supplied a student with information regarding sexual health. The parents claim the teacher exceeded her duties by providing morality education that contradicted parental and community values. The teacher asserts she acted in the best interest of the student's health and academic future. This case poses questions about professional ethics and morality, community governance and school health education policies, school human resource rules, and school power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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