'The Mackenzies show us how to recognize moral dilemmas, employ guidelines for addressing them, and teach us how to resolve them on our own. A gift to educators, the educational profession, and to all who would behave ethically and professionally within it' - Roland Barth, Educational Consultant
Teachers deal with ethical issues on a regular basis, from confidentiality regarding student information to discipline to communication. As moral exemplars, teachers need guidance for handling such challenges. Written by an educator and a national authority on ethics, this professional development resource helps teachers confront and resolve ethical questions.
Featuring richly detailed, real-life case studies, this volume outlines the intricate relationship between ethical propriety and school success. Chapters focus on:
- The role of teachers in developing, sharing, and implementing ethical policies for their schools
- Four guiding principles-the Rule of Publicity, the Rule of Universality, the Rule of Benevolence, and the Golden Rule—for developing ethical approaches and practices
- Relationships between teachers and students, colleagues, supervisors, parents, taxpayers, and other stakeholders
With a facilitation guide and a matrix of cases with corresponding ethical principles, Now What? Confronting and Resolving Ethical Questions is a crucial tool for ensuring equality of opportunity and a quality learning environment for all involved in the educational process.