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The Ethics Of School Administration

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780807745731

ISBN10:
0807745731
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/21/2005
Publisher(s):
Teachers College Pr
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Summary

This popular text features a rigorous yet practical approach to the difficult dilemmas that so often arise in school administration. Using case studies to illustrate particular ethical issues, the authors cover such topics as: standards • assessment and evaluation • equal opportunity • multiculturalism • religious differences • due process • freedom of expression • personal liberty • and authority. Updated to address today’s emphasis on meeting standards and raising test scores, the new Third Edition features new cases that discuss such current issues as zero tolerance policies and integrity in reporting data, and a revised chapter addressing the difficulty of focusing on standards while also dealing with competing demands, such as respecting the professional judgment of teachers, turning schools into learning communities, and engaging parents and members of the larger community in school life.

Author Biography

Emil J. Haller is Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
A Note to the Instructor xi
Administration and Ethical Thinking
1(6)
A Case
1(1)
Purposes of This Book
2(1)
The Nature of Ethical Inquiry
3(3)
Learning Moral Reasoning
6(1)
Intellectual Liberty
7(23)
A Case
7(2)
Dispute
9(1)
Concept: Freedom of Expression
9(5)
Analysis: Ethical Decision Making
14(4)
The Principle of Benefit Maximization
17(1)
The Principle of Equal Respect
17(1)
Conclusion
18(2)
Additional Cases
20(10)
Equal Time?
20(3)
Two Black Swans
23(4)
The Last Straw?
27(3)
Individual Freedom and the Public Interest
30(22)
A Case
30(1)
Dispute
31(1)
Concept: Personal Liberty
32(5)
Analysis: The Nature of Moral Judgments
37(6)
Conclusion
43(1)
Additional Cases
44(8)
Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright
44(3)
Pregnant
47(2)
The Aryan Brotherhood
49(3)
Equal Educational Opportunity
52(23)
A Case
52(2)
Dispute
54(1)
Concept: Equality
54(6)
Analysis: Moral Experience
60(3)
Conclusion
63(1)
Additional Cases
64(11)
Can Mathematicians Reason?
64(3)
Bigotry?
67(4)
Little School, Big Problem
71(4)
Educational Evaluation
75(18)
A Case
75(2)
Dispute
77(1)
Concept: Due Process
78(3)
Analysis: Respect for Persons
81(4)
Conclusion
85(1)
Additional Cases
86(7)
A Letter of Recommendation
86(2)
A Matter of Standards
88(2)
A Problem of Grades
90(3)
Educational Authority and Accountability: Community, Democracy, and Professionalism
93(34)
A Case
93(3)
Dispute
96(1)
Concepts: Accountability, Democracy, Community, and Professionalism
97(12)
Analysis: Objective Moral Reasoning
109(6)
Conclusion
115(1)
Additional Cases
115(12)
Democracy in Action
116(2)
A Problem of Policy: Retaining Pupils at Jackson Elementary
118(4)
Accountability Meets Community at Ruebens Flats
122(5)
Diversity: Multiculturalism and Religion
127(32)
A Case
127(3)
Dispute
130(1)
Concepts and Issues
131(18)
Radical Diversity
134(4)
Consequentialist and Nonconsequentialist Views on Diversity
138(3)
Pros and Cons
141(5)
Persons and Citizens
146(3)
Additional Cases
149(10)
A Christmas Quarrel
149(1)
Understanding Infibulation
150(5)
The People of the Corn
155(4)
Supplemental Cases
159(32)
Case # 1: Friendly Support or Sexual Harassment?
161(1)
Case # 2: Abuse? Neglect? Or Nothing to Worry About?
162(2)
Case # 3: The Rumors About Taylor Roberts
164(2)
Case # 4: Honors Courses and Board Policy
166(3)
Case # 5: A Matter of Honesty
169(1)
Case # 6: A Matter of Integrity
170(2)
Case # 7: Merit or Mercy?
172(1)
Case # 8: A Conflict of Interest
173(1)
Case # 9: Exploitation
174(2)
Case # 10: Borrowed Property?
176(2)
Case # 11: An Office Affair
178(1)
Case # 12: Societal and Individual Good
179(1)
Case # 13: Job References for Students
180(1)
Case # 14: Confidentiality, Obligations, and Friendship
181(1)
Case # 15: Loyalty
182(1)
Case # 16: Are Schools More Important Than Sewers?
183(1)
Case # 17: BANG! Zero Tolerance
184(2)
Case # 18: Hiding Bad News at Hindemith High
186(5)
Annotated Bibliography 191(5)
About the Authors 196


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