Ethics and Educating in Community and Work Contexts

ED/EDST 4500 3.00

This course provides students with an overview of the evolving field of moral educational leadership and introduces them to multiple ethical frames for interpreting case studies from community and professional settings. In reviewing, assessing and discussing real world examples, the relationship between the stance of educators who do not teach in schools and the local demands of their work is examined. Key questions include the following: how do we recognize a social good in teaching and learning? How do we distinguish the duties of educators and students? How does an educator weigh competing obligations? What is responsibility, and does it constrain or enable practice? What is a moral educator?