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Ethics for Teachers and Middle Leaders
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780367682484
Published April 22, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages

USD $22.95

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Book Description

Every school has a mission statement based on values and ethical beliefs. Ethics for Teachers and Middle Leaders sets out a way of thinking through the key issues of ethics in teaching and shows how a school’s ethical values can be translated by students and staff into action. It is designed to help rehearse certain ethical dilemmas and guide teacher leaders in helping others to think through and develop appropriate behaviours.

Chapters consider the role of ethics in all aspects of school life including teacher professionalism, teaching methods, lesson planning and assessment. This book not only examines everyday concerns such as class management and presenting curriculum ethically, but also touches upon emerging issues in e-learning, career building, leadership and school governance.

Packed full of real examples from schools and opportunities to reflect, the book will help readers to understand how their behaviour, decisions and advice to others might be guided and to avoid some of the common pitfalls in school. This insightful book will instil confidence in teachers and middle leaders as they face such ethical dilemmas in their daily work.

Table of Contents

About this book  Foreword  1. Ethics in life, in schools, in education  2. Ethical professionalism in social context  3. Ethical class management  4. Ethical curriculum  5. Ethical pedagogy  6. Ethical lesson planning, assessment and homework  7. Ethics and e-learning  8. Ethical career patterns  9. Ethical middle leadership  10. Ethical governance  11. The only way is ethics  Finis  References

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Trevor Kerry has been a teacher in primary, secondary and further education. He worked for several innovative government-funded projects, as well as being a teacher educator, LEA senior adviser, and academic. He has written more than thirty education texts and is Visiting Professor in Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.


‘This is a highly readable and engaging book that explores the ethical issues and dilemmas that teachers and school leaders face on a daily basis at school. In straightforward language and a crisp and flowing style this profoundly insightful book explores a series of contemporary issues that will provide a useful resource in any teacher education course and/or school-based professional development workshop.’

Dr Christopher Bezzina, University of Malta and Uppsala University, Sweden

‘This text is a welcome addition to the literature on ethics, specifically for those in leadership or aspiring to leadership in the school context. Written in an engaging style by an author with extensive experience of both research and practice, the book brings together up-to-the-minute insights from that experience and roots them in the work in schools. It is essential reading for everyone involved in teaching and learning in the ever-changing complex world of education. The reader is guided to reflect on their own practice and by so doing is led on a journey of ethical discovery.’

Peter Neil, Vice-Chancellor, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK