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Case 5.2: Not Time for Stories
The case study is about Ms. Ward, a second-grade teacher, and her interactions with the students. The problem in the case is that Mrs. Ward did not give DeQuan the chance to share his story with the rest of the class and let another student share her experience just because she had been in California. The outcome of this is that by saying that their stories were wrong, she made some like DeQuan feel less important than others.
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The Ethic of Profession: The perspective is created in the expanded emphasis on ethical thinking inside the works of today’s educational writers. School administrators/leaders should have their very own moral code build on experience and personal achievement and teaching Professional codes to act as a ‘guidepost,’ expressing image and character (Shapiro & Stefkovich 2001). The combination of the two should fill in as our ethical toolbox’ and be to the greatest advantage of the child.
The Ethic of Care: This ethic evolved to capture, uphold and reinforce the ethics and values of the society. Educational instructors have to shed some of the top-down leadership models and advance towards resolving disagreements through collaboration (Noddings, 2013). This is the most evident in the case study as Mrs. Ward failed to uphold the society’s ethics of equality. She created an environment that was not socially just.
Plan of action
Short- and long-term responses
Mrs. Ward should have explained what exactly she wanted to hear from the students in response to her question. She should have listened out to DeQuan even if his response was not correct and bring him back to the class when he walked out, explain the situation and talk with him to an understanding.
Long-term plan of action
Build a relationship with the students and let them share their thoughts, regardless if it is “right or wrong’’ (Eyal, Berkovich & Schwartz, 2011).
- Eyal, O., Berkovich, I., & Schwartz, T. (2011). Making the right choices: Ethical judgments among educational leaders. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(4), 396-413.
- Noddings, N. (2013). Caring: A relational approach to ethics and moral education. Univ of California Press.
- Shapiro, J.P., & Stefkovich, J.A. (2001). Ethical leadership and decision making in education.