PRLog - Jan. 17, 2012 - ROCKPORT, Maine -- ROCKPORT, Maine – Starting this month school administrators will be given guidance and advice on how to resolve work-related ethical dilemmas by a panel of four national experts including Paula Mirk, director of education at the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE). The panel is part of a new monthly feature, the “Ethical Educator,” in School Administrator magazine. The monthly column poses real-life scenarios of ethical challenges school leaders would typically face in the normal course of their duties.
Paula Mirk, IGE Director of Education
The scenario in the national publication’
On this new opportunity, Mirk says, “Modeling a thought process for tackling the gray areas of ethics helps others with their own tough dilemmas and daily leadership challenges. We know that reducing complex problems to simple black-or-white alternatives can result in even more problems down the road. We’re encouraging school leadership to apply frameworks based on core ethical values, doing their best to grapple with ambiguous terrain. We’re so pleased that AASA appreciates the importance of promoting values-based critical thinking in our nation’s educational leaders.”
Besides Ms. Mirk, the Ethical Educator panel¬¬ comprises Shelley Berman, superintendent of schools (Eugene, Oregon), Joan McRobbie, senior associate for national school reform at CTAC (San Francisco), and Roy Dexheim¬¬er, retired BOCES superintendent (Ithaca, N.Y.).
School Administrator is the publication of the American Association of School Administrators (www.aasa.org)
The IGE’s Ethical Literacy® Learning Community provides school community members with tools and processes to build and maintain a culture of integrity based on shared values, ethical decision-making, and research about balancing attention to academic rigor with attention to the ethical development of young people. For more information, please visit http://www.ethical-
About the IGE
Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine, New York City and London, the Institute for Global Ethics (www.globalethics.org)