Teachers are faced with making ethical decisions everyday. In this scenario the teacher is solely responsible for making the ethical decision of whether to go against schools policy and continue sponsorship with McJacks which in turn discriminates against Molly. This essay will consider the possibilities for the teacher from four ethical frameworks and will discuss final recommendations based on this analysis. Consequentialists would argue that an act is right or wrong based on the goodness or badness inherent in the consequences of that act (Hugh, 2000). Three possible consequentialist theories can be considered.
It is just unethical and harmful to the student’s growth as a learner to release an educational record without consent. Legally what a student receives on a test or any other grade is only between the student, parent and teacher. Once a student’s submits his/her work and it is then graded, the grade ... ... middle of paper ... ...g more diverse, so the teacher must be aware of his/her surroundings. Overall, there are ethical and legal responsibilities a teacher must meet. FERPA, which is a legal responsibility, also has an ethical part to it.
The biggest difference between misbehavior and mistaken behavior is how the teacher look at it because guidance requires teachers not to see conflicts as misbehavior, but as mistaken behavior. Also misbehavior and mistaken behavior show similarity, both have consequences. However, they are different. Misbehavior requires the children to be discipline for it, compared to mistaken behavior that requires the children to learn more pro-social responses and the adult to teach those
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So, whilst taking these theories into account, the teacher’s lack of acknowledgment (of Phillip’s behaviour) can be seen as being ethical, as it was morally correct for the child who was being extremely provoked to retaliate. On the other hand, it can be debated that it is never morally correct to hit another person, no matter what the situation is. To this, it should be noted that everyone’s moral code is different and that, in this scenario, the teacher believing that Jeremy being hit on the shoulder is justifiable as it stopped him being a disruption, cannot be seen as being irrefutably right or wrong. More generally, the co... ... middle of paper ... ...er, in this time, a different pupil could provokingly punch Jeremy due to thinking that Phillip had not been punished. The teacher’s lack of response to the situation could be seen as being justified, from a consequentialism point of view, as the end (Jeremy continuing quietly with his work) justifies the means (Phillip punching Jeremy).
Teachers need to be aware of the consequences of their remarks while also encouraging students to accept mistakes. Teachers have the ability to create a perfectionist mindset with just the most insignificant comment. The results of a comment can be catastrophic and be damaging to not only the censor but the child mental ability. Our teachers can either help us grow to become accepting of mistakes and still have the drive to succeed or they can enable the perfectionist mindset and provide a negative change to the voice of a child’s censor. Works Cited “Perfectionism.” Psychology Today.
“Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more clearly about how we protect and punish students.”(NYU Press). Throughout his book, he offers insight on the best way to provide students with a safe environment to improve the schools and the livelihood of its students. Kupchick discuses issues presented within the education system and the relationship between the educators, the students, and the environment. According to Kupchik the education system and the educators are at root of the problem. He explains that they way in which schools punish and discipline delinquent youths can create or deter the behavior from occurring in the future.
What is called truth must contain its own meaning and is worthwhile to exist. Painful or dangerous truth can be distinguished into two types: one of them is those truth judged by the society which contain bad or passive meanings itself while another kind of truth doesn’t define to be negative but may cause pain or danger when people heard others revealing about it. As for teachers, their responsibility is not only teaching students the basic academic knowledge from books, but also need to pay attention to their mental and psychological development and try to build up a healthy and harmonious environment for students to grow up. However, we cannot avoid danger and difficulties along the way when children growing to maturity. Aiming at finding the best way for children to grow up, many people start to question about the things teachers should teach and doubt whether teachers should reveal some painful truth or not.
Violence, crimes, drugs, youth pregnancy are some of these consequences. Even though, amount of signs proves that these dangerous causes are the effects of not displaying social values, we still have people that are against to promote social values in schools. If society does not want to keep seeing these deceitful results because the lack of social values, we need to consider implementing social values in school. Teaching social values in schools will ensure in students to have a stronger self-esteem, to have self-respect and respect to others, and to be tolerance; consequently, it will prevent students in making the wrong decisions towards their