The Ethical Teacher

Synopsis

The Ethical Teacher combines empirical expressions of teachers' beliefs and practices with a theoretical discussion of the connections between the moral dimensions of schooling and applied professional ethics in teaching from its own perspective of ethical knowledge./par0/par0/• Ethical knowledge relies on the teacher's awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the demands of moral agency as professional expectations implicit in all aspects of daily practice.
• Ethical knowledge, as the foundation of a principle-based ethic of individual and collective practice must be brought to the forefront of our thinking about teaching.
• Ethical knowledge is compromised by moral dilemmas and complexities that routinely challenge teachers.
• In making ethical knowledge more visible, such tensions may be assuaged, and three avenues of renewal may be enabled: a renewed sense of teacher professionalism, renewed school cultures, and renewed teacher education and professional learning./par0/The organizational structure of the book into three parts and eight chapters presents the concept of ethical knowledge as it is revealed, as it is challenged, and as it may be used in schools. The Ethical Teacher is for teachers and teacher educators and for those who conduct research about their worlds.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Maidenhead, England
Publication year:
  • 2003