Academic Freedom, Political Correctness, and Ethics
Stark, Cannie, Canadian Psychology
Because it is believed to be necessary for an unflattered pursuit of knowledge, academic freedom is a treasured, almost sacred, tenet and expectation in post-secondary education institutions in North America. With this freedom, however, come a number of responsibilities. In addition to these responsibilities psychologists have an obligation to conduct their academic affairs within ethical boundaries. Underlying most ethical constructs is the principle of avoiding harm to others. Unfortunately, "Political Correctness" has become a pejorative label -- even when used to describe acts of courtesy, respect, fairness, openness, sensitivity to diversity, and responsibility for …
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Publication information: Article title: Academic Freedom, Political Correctness, and Ethics. Contributors: Stark, Cannie - Author. Journal title: Canadian Psychology. Volume: 38. Issue: 4 Publication date: November 1997. Page number: 232. © Canadian Psychological Association Aug 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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