1st Edition

Empirical Understanding of School Leaders’ Ethical Judgements Applications of the Ethical Perspectives Instrument

By Ori Eyal, Izhak Berkovich Copyright 2023
    180 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    180 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume offers a holistic, empirically grounded examination of the factors which influence educational leaders’ ethical judgments in their day-to-day work in schools.

    Drawing on a range of quantitative studies, the text utilizes organizational psychology to explore multiple ethical paradigms. It considers social aspects including ethnicity, gender, hegemony-minority relations, and leadership styles which influence and drive ethical judgment patterns employed by educators and principals. The book ultimately demonstrates the Ethical Perspectives Instrument (EPI) as an effective tool for the assessment of various ethical viewpoints and their interactions, suitable for application to diverse cultures and socio-educational circumstances.

    An important study of the leaders’ ethics and preparation in handling marginalized populations, this book will be valuable for academics, researchers, and graduate students working in the fields of educational leadership, organizational psychology, and the sociology of education.

    Introduction Part I: Leading schools with ethics in mind 1. Juggling judgments: Educational leaders' ethical considerations 2. Leadership styles and pathways toward ethical decision-making Part II: Power, diversity, and ethics in school leadership 3. Diversity and ethical considerations in marginalized societies 4. Principals, gender, and moral reasoning Part III: Developing the ethics of school leaders 5. Can ethics be taught? Ethical instruction of aspiring school leaders 6. Self-concept-based model of ethics training in administration and management programs Conclusion Appendices


    Ori Eyal is Associate Professor in the School of Education, Policy, Administration and Leadership at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is also Chair of the Graduate Division for Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education.

    Izhak Berkovich is Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Psychology at the Open University of Israel, Israel.