Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas

ISBN-10: 0415874599

ISBN-13: 9780415874595

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

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Description: 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. 

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968

A previous Associate Dean of Temple University's College of Education, Joan Poliner Shapiro now chairs its Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has also codirected the Women's Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, taught middle and high school, and supervised intern teachers. Her publications include over 40 articles plus two books on education leadership and reform.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Practice and Paradigms in the Study of Ethics
Multiple Ethical Paradigms and the Preparation of Educational Leaders in a Diverse and Complex Era
Viewing Ethical Dilemmas Through Multiple Paradigms
A Multiparadigm Approach to Analyzing Paradoxical Dilemmas
Individual Rights Versus Community Standards
Case studies:
The Adult Fantasy Center
Artificial Insemination
The Trouble with Daddy's Roommate
The School of Hard Knocks
Traditional Curriculum Versus Hidden Curriculum
Case studies:
AIDS and Age-appropriate Education
Vivisection: A Dilemma for the Undergraduate Classroom
Culturally Responsive Curriculum or an Ethical Dilemma?
School Budget Blues and Copyright
There's No Place Like School
Personal Codes Versus Professional Codes
Case studies:
Drunkenness or Disease?
Rising Star or Wife Beater?
After-school Antics
Job Sharing: Some Real Benefits
When Teachers Fight
The American Melting Pot Versus the Chinese Hot Pot
Case studies:
A Home for Marlon: The Foster-child Case
Parent's Rights Versus School Imperatives
Lost in Translation
Responsibility and the Organization
Religion Versus Culture
Case studies:
Buddhism and the Caring of Animals
Ceremonial Rights
Time Off for Religious Services
Religion and Social/Personal Contradictions
Equality Versus Equity
Case studies:
When All Means All
Black and White and Shades of Gray
Access to Knowledge
Academic Integrity in a Deaf Education Setting
When Fundraising and School Policy Collide
Accountability Versus Responsibility
Case studies:
The Secret Society of Test Givers
Whose Best Interests? A Testing Dilemma
Testing High Stakes
Ability, Maturity, and Parental Perspectives
A Merit-based Scholarship
Privacy Versus Safety
Case studies:
Keeping Children Safe: When is Enough, Enough?
Punishment, Rehabilitation, or Mitigating Circumstances?
School Discipline, Criminal Complaint, or Compassionate Intervention?
New Bullying for the 21st Century: Cyber-bullying in the Middle
All's Fair in Love and School
Teaching as Scholarly Work
Ethics, Ourselves, and Our Pedagogy
References
About the Contributors
Index
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