Ethics of Special Education

ISBN-10: 080773179X

ISBN-13: 9780807731796

Edition: 1992

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A Note to the Instructor
Introductionp. 1
A Preliminary Observation Regarding the Study of Ethicsp. 2
Organization of the Bookp. 2
Getting Startedp. 5
Where are the Lines to be Drawn?p. 5
The Nature of Ethical Deliberationp. 7
Law and Ethicsp. 8
Facts and Valuesp. 9
Moral Philosophyp. 12
Conclusionp. 24
Public Policy and the Mission of Special Educationp. 26
Due Processp. 28
Power Grab in the Staffingp. 29
Delinquent or Disturbed?p. 32
The Distribution of Educational Resourcesp. 36
Pulling the Educational Plug on Children with Profound Disabilities?p. 37
Whose Benefits are to be Sacrificed?p. 42
Must the Gifted Earn Their Placement?p. 44
The Bureau-Therapeutic Structure of Special Educationp. 47
"Get My Son Out of Special Education!"p. 48
Reverse Incentivesp. 51
Pull-out is Bestp. 55
Institutional Demands and Constraintsp. 58
Institutional Unresponsivenessp. 58
Broken Promisesp. 59
Negotiating the Handicapp. 63
Special Education Teacher as Brokerp. 66
Resistance to Integrationp. 66
Labelingp. 69
Special Education: Opportunity or Stigma?p. 70
Professional Relationshipsp. 73
Covering for Incompetencep. 74
Turfing Studentsp. 77
Students and Parents as Sources of Obligationp. 80
Conflicts among Parents and Teachers About Student Welfarep. 80
Withholding Information About Poor Performance?p. 81
Parents' Wishes Versus Professional Judgmentp. 83
Confidentialityp. 86
Loose Talk in the Loungep. 87
Who Really Needs to Know?p. 89
Special Allowances for Special Education Students?p. 92
Special Grading for Special Education Students?p. 93
Teacher as Friend?p. 95
Conclusion: Professional Ethics and Compromisep. 98
Appendix A: Cases for Discussionp. 105
Case # 1: Reward for a Job Well Done?p. 105
Case # 2: Arbitrary and Capricious Placement Criteria?p. 106
Case # 3: Double Jeopardyp. 107
Case # 4: Medication or Elsep. 108
Case # 5: Do the Ends Justify the Means?p. 109
Case # 6: Teaching Responsibility or Limiting Opportunity?p. 110
Case # 7: EBD - A Label for Protection?p. 110
Case # 8: Who Decides the Curriculum?p. 112
Case # 9: Who Should Pay?p. 113
Case #10: No Label, No Servicep. 114
Case #11: What Does a High School Diploma Mean?p. 115
Case #12: Treating Like Cases Alike?p. 116
Appendix B: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Code of Ethicsp. 119
Appendix C: Professional Ethical Codes and Ethical Deliberationp. 121
Appendix D: Religion and Ethical Deliberationp. 123
Referencesp. 125
Indexp. 127
About the Authorsp. 135
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