ERIC Number: ED158893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Ethical Behavior in Early Childhood Education.
Katz, Lilian G.; Ward, Evangeline H.
This booklet contains two essays on ethics for early childhood educators. The first essay discusses the meaning of a code of ethics, the importance of a code of ethics for working with preschool children, ethical conflicts in day care and preschool work, and steps which may be taken to help early childhood workers resolve these conflicts. Ethical issues involving parents, children, colleagues and employing agencies are discussed in some detail. The second essay recommends that the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) assume leadership in developing a professional code of ethics for early childhood educators, and proposes an initial code of ethics for early childhood educators. The code of ethics consists of principles related to three primary commitments: to each child as an individual, to each family as a unique constellation of people, and to oneself and the profession. In addition, codes of ethics for administrators/directors and policy/decision makers are included, as the ethical behaviors of teachers and other staff personnel are influenced by the perspective of these individuals. (CM)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Civil Liberties, Codes of Ethics, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Family Characteristics, Moral Values, Parent School Relationship, Professional Personnel, Teacher Behavior
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (Code #112, $1.75, plus $.18 handling charge)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.