1st Edition

The Ethical School
Consequences, Consistency and Caring

ISBN 9780415141857
Published January 28, 1998 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

Conflicts often arise between regulations, making it difficult for school management teams and teachers to resolve situations with appropriate dignity and respect for all concerned. This book discusses provocative actual case studies to help teachers to reflect on their own ethics, guiding them to make more reasonable decisions in their schools, and thereby gradually transforming schools into more cohesive and caring communities. A model of consequences, consistency and caring, each aspect based on traditional ethical theories provides a scientific base - a rational and a responsive base for ethical decision-making. This work covers such everyday problems as censorship, inclusivity, school uniform, punishment, personal gain and confidentiality, and argues that care and respect for others, equity, rational autonomy and concern for long-term benefits are more important for a school community than short-term power and control.


'This is an excellent book for teachers and managers alike. The subject matter is sensitively and competently handled. The reader is treated respectfully and the issues are dealt with in a well-informed manner which is not patronising.' - School Leadership and Management