Two Ethical Theories

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This essay is analyzing and investigation in detail two relevant ethical theories in configuration with the practice provided by the scenario to see whether it was justiciable or not.

Reviewing the scenario it maybe concluded that the teacher didn’t follow procedure with is not just morally wrong but also resulted in the inadequate action by choosing to ignore the situation. This view point is supported by the deontology theory “approach reject the notion that what is ‘right’ can be determined by assessing consequences. Indeed something may be regarded as morally right or ethically obligatory” (Hay and Israel, 2006, p.15). From the deontology perspective the teacher didn’t follow correct teaching procedure “school policies should be interpreted and put into practice” (Cole, 2008, p50) by not intervening in the situation between Jeremy and Philip. The deontology theory is instant that practice is intertwined with rules and the moral understanding of what is right and wrong, no matter the consequences.

A teacher is revered as having high level of understanding of right and wrong as well as being able to follow ethical obligations due to the legal sanctions. Teacher follow the interwoven commitment to the idea of ‘duty of care’ to make sure every children is treated equally. “Values that are particularly pertinent to teaching are justice, equality and fairness” (Cole, 2008, p.50). It is the teacher’s ‘duty of care’ to correct and discipline both of the children equally, as their behavior was inappropriate which also helps enforces the moral ideologies of right and wrong they need throughout life. The idea of duty of care is closely related to the perspective of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), who formulated the “duty ethics” in accord...

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