Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives To Complex Dilemmas, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The third edition of the best-selling text, Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education , continues to address the increasing interest in ethics and assists educational leaders with the complex dilemmas in today's challenging and diverse society. Through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities, authors Shapiro and Stefkovich demonstrate the application of their four ethical paradigms'”the ethics of justice, care, critique, and profession. After an illustration of how the Multiple Ethical Paradigm approach may be applied to real dilemmas, the authors present a series of cases written by students and academics in the field representing the dilemmas faced by practicing educational leaders in urban, suburban, and rural settings in an era full of complexities and contradictions. Following each case are questions that call for thoughtful, complex thinking and help readers come to grips with their own ethical codes and apply them to practical situations.New in the Third Edition: *An entire new chapter on privacy versus safety, including ethical issues such as strip searches, gang membership, cyber-bullying, and sexting*New cases infused into chapters on early childhood education, diverse student populations, and technology *Updates throughout to reflect contemporary issues and recent scholarship in the field of ethical leadershipIncluding teaching notes for the instructor stressing the importance of self-reflection, this text is easily adaptable for a variety of uses with a wide range of audiences. Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education is a valuable book for both aspiring and practicing administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers. 

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Practice and Paradigms in the Study of Ethicsp. 1
Multiple Ethical Paradigms and the Preparation of Educational Leaders in a Diverse and Complex Erap. 3
Viewing Ethical Dilemmas Through Multiple Paradigmsp. 10
A Multiparadigm Approach to Analyzing Paradoxical Dilemmasp. 29
Individual Rights Versus Community Standardsp. 33
Case studies:
The Adult Fantasy Centerp. 36
Artificial Inseminationp. 39
The Trouble with Daddy's Roommatep. 41
The School of Hard Knocksp. 43
Traditional Curriculum Versus Hidden Curriculump. 46
Case studies:
AIDS and Age-appropriate Educationp. 48
Vivisection: A Dilemma for the Undergraduate Classroomp. 51
Culturally Responsive Curriculum or an Ethical Dilemma?p. 53
School Budget Blues and Copyrightp. 56
There's No Place Like Schoolp. 58
Personal Codes Versus Professional Codesp. 64
Case studies:
Drunkenness or Disease?p. 66
Rising Star or Wife Beater?p. 68
After-school Anticsp. 72
Job Sharing: Some Real Benefitsp. 76
When Teachers Fightp. 79
The American Melting Pot Versus the Chinese Hot Potp. 81
Case studies:
A Home for Marlon: The Foster-child Casep. 83
Parent's Rights Versus School Imperativesp. 87
Lost in Translationp. 90
Responsibility and the Organizationp. 93
Religion Versus Culturep. 95
Case studies:
Buddhism and the Caring of Animalsp. 98
Ceremonial Rightsp. 101
Time Off for Religious Servicesp. 105
Religion and Social/Personal Contradictionsp. 108
Equality Versus Equityp. 114
Case studies:
When All Means Allp. 117
Black and White and Shades of Grayp. 121
Access to Knowledgep. 125
Academic Integrity in a Deaf Education Settingp. 130
When Fundraising and School Policy Collidep. 133
Accountability Versus Responsibilityp. 137
Case studies:
The Secret Society of Test Giversp. 140
Whose Best Interests? A Testing Dilemmap. 143
Testing High Stakesp. 146
Ability, Maturity, and Parental Perspectivesp. 150
A Merit-based Scholarshipp. 152
Privacy Versus Safetyp. 155
Case studies:
Keeping Children Safe: When is Enough, Enough?p. 159
Punishment, Rehabilitation, or Mitigating Circumstances?p. 163
School Discipline, Criminal Complaint, or Compassionate Intervention?p. 164
New Bullying for the 21st Century: Cyber-bullying in the Middlep. 167
All's Fair in Love and Schoolp. 171
Teaching as Scholarly Workp. 177
Ethics, Ourselves, and Our Pedagogyp. 179
Referencesp. 200
About the Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 222
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