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ERIC Number: EJ922589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education
Warnick, Bryan R.; Silverman, Sarah K.
Journal of Teacher Education, v62 n3 p273-285 May-Jun 2011
Evidence suggests that professional ethics is currently a neglected topic in teacher education programs. In this article, the authors revisit the question of ethics education for teachers. The authors propose an approach to the professional ethics of teaching that employs a case-analysis framework specifically tailored to address the practice of teaching. The framework is designed to expose the prima facie moral considerations that are relevant as teachers make judgments about ethics. The framework does not produce absolute answers, but it leads to a process that increases procedural objectivity in ethical decision making. It therefore helps respect student moral autonomy while resisting the slide into relativism. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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