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Ethical Judgment in Teaching

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ISBN-10: 0205174086

ISBN-13: 9780205174089

Edition: 1997

Authors: Beulah S. Hostetler, Karl D. Hostetler

List price: $65.40
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This text is about helping teachers think carefully and knowledgeably about ethics in teaching, and to encourage them to talk to other people about it. Each chapter in the body of this text is organized around a pair of basic ethical concepts: freedom and discipline, self and others, communities near and far, excellence and equality, unity and diversity, and faith and truth. Each of these chapters begins with a realistic case, which provide a vehicle for students to see how the concepts come up in concrete situations. Following each chapter case are two essays by two different contributing writers who put themselves in the position of deciding how to approach the case. The idea is for them to model ethical judgment and to give students a glimpse into how thoughtful people may agree or disagree on the same case. The writers continue to respond to each other's reactions throughout the chapter, in order to show how constructive criticism of other people's viewpoints and the ability to provide feedback can help people learn from each other in a civil manner. Instructors who use this book can use these essays as models for students' written and oral activities. The discussion section in each chapter points out some of the main ideas in the essays, identifies some of the principal philosophical perspectives at work, suggests what might be concluded about the case, and also shows how the debate about the case might need to continue. Each chapter also has numerous references that instructors and students can use to identify sources for additional reading. There is also a chapter containing additional circumstances and cases which instructors and students can use for further discussion. The additional circumstances are suggestions for changing some of the details of chapter cases; the additional case studies are different from the cases in the chapters. These are opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to new situations. This text presents a wider range of theoretical perspectives than its competitors, while offering actual exchanges of viewpoints between informed educators. The discussion is more philosophically sophisticated, and encourages students to think critically and to incorporate theory into actual judgment. It aims to show the importance, as well as the limitations, of making judgment a cooperative activity among people.
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Book details

List price: $65.40
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Case
Why Ethical Judgment?
Why Ethical Judgement?
The Plan of the Book
Freedom and Discipline
Case
Reflections on "Freedom and Discipline
"Showdown
Is It Really Freedom and Discipline?
First Reading and Thoughts
Second Reading and Thoughts
Andre's Response through My Voice
Notes
Further Reflections on "Freedom and Discipline
"Beyond Freedom and Discipline
Right On, Nick
Discussion
Freedom as an Ethical Value
Conversation and Argument
Conclusion
Self and Others
Case
Reflections on "Self and Others
"Lucy's Dilemma
Her Self in Compromise: Carving a New Path of Integrity
Confronting Voices and Choices: Matters of Inclusion in Ethical Deliberation
To Comply or Not?
Creating a New Path of Integrity
Further Reflections on "Self and Others
"Thinking with Dilafruz Williams about Self and Others
Thinking with Nel Noddings about Self and Others
Significant Others
Dealing with the Voice of the Community Majority
Addressing the Question of Morale
Discussion
The Interests of Self and of Others
The Self and Ethical Point of View
Integrity and Compromise
Conclusion
Communities Near and Far
Case
Reflections on "Communities Near and Far
"Principles, Politics, and Prudence
Principles
Politics
Prudence
Postscript
Living the Life of a Teacher: Reflections on Stan's Dilemma
Communities Near and Far
Lone Wolf
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends
Living the Life of a Teacher
Further Reflections on "Communities Near and Far
"An Addendum to "Principles, Politics, and Prudence"
Teaching and Trust
Discussion
Excellence and Equality
Case
Reflections on "Excellence and Equality
"Literacy Learning as Moral Learning: Excellence vs
Equality?
A Different Understanding of
Excellence: Spelling Tests or Literacy Learning
Equality through Competition or Community?
Excellence, Equality, and the Scope of Connie's Concerns
Alternative Interpretations
Two Arguments for a Wider Scope
Thinking about the Next Steps
Further Reflections on "Excellence and Equality
"More than a Rejoinder to
Response to
Discussion
Excellence
Dignity and Simple Equality
Honor and Complex Equality
Conclusion
Unity and Diversity
Case
Reflections on "Unity and Diversity
"Unity and Diversity: An Interpretation
Unity, Diversity, and Identity
Exploring the Context
Framing the Moral Questions
Conclusion
Further Reflections on "Unity and Diversity
"Unity and Diversity: A Response to Emily Robertson
Response to
Community and
Discussion
A Communitarian View
The Liberal View
Cultural Relativism and Ethical Plurality
Conclusion
Faith and Trust
Case
Reflections on "Faith and Trust
"Ethics, Education, and the Creation/Evolution Controversy
Advice to
"Teaching" Evolution in the Schools
Further Reflections on "Faith and Trust
"Faith, Truth, and Philosophy
A Response to Alven Neiman
A Reply to Harvey Siegel
Philosophy and Science in Education
Discussion
Is "Truth" a Legitimate Idea?
Is "Truth" an Educational Ideal?
Conclusion
Of Cables and Cobwebs: Some Closing Thoughts on Ethical Judgment in Teaching
Why Ethics?
Ethical Judgment
The Role for Philosophy
Of Cables and Cobwebs
The Ethical Teacher
Additiona