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Institute for Global Ethics Associate Provides Ethics Training To Wide Range of Education Leaders

Former superintendent Rosemary DiTullio emphasizes IGE’s integrated approach

Institute for Global Ethics Associate Dr. Rosemary DiTullio
Institute for Global Ethics Associate Dr. Rosemary DiTullio
PRLog - Sep. 11, 2012 - ROCKPORT, Maine -- ROCKPORT, Maine – Since joining the Institute for Global Ethics as an associate in 2010, Dr. Rosemary DiTullio has provided ethics training to a wide variety of educational and professional organizations including the New England Association of School Superintendents, the Boston University Academy, the MassCUE Professional Development Program, the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.

One of Dr. DiTullio’s most recent workshops, along with fellow IGE associate Dr. Marcia Adams O’Neil, was presented to MassCUE, an organization of technology-using educators. Held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the breakout sessions focused on ethical dilemmas pertaining to technology and social media. Audiences were composed of teachers, principals and educators involved in technology.

“What I find valuable about the IGE approach to ethics training,” says Dr. DiTullio, “is the way it is integrated into the everyday curriculum. Ethical literacy is not just for the student, but for faculty, school committees, boards of directors and other educational leaders. In other words, everyone has a stake in establishing and sustaining an ethical culture within the entire school system.

“If you become a school of integrity, the research shows how this helps your school to grow on so many levels including academically and in leadership areas. As a former classroom teacher myself, I see the great benefits a school can realize when it is able to integrate, seamlessly, a process of ethical decision-making into the classroom.”

The former superintendent of schools in Rockport, Massachusetts, also emphasizes how the IGE methodology helps educators deal with the thornier issues of right-versus-right ethical dilemmas. “I speak with a lot of administrators,” says Dr. DiTullio. “Most all agree that the right-versus-wrong decisions are usually easy to make. What must be made clear in right-versus-right decisions is that all points of view have been listened to and that a final decision is the result of a conscious, deliberate process, not some arbitrary whim, self-interest or bias. I think it’s especially important that young people see this – to know both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ an ethical decision has been reached. They may not agree on the outcome but they’ll understand. This will go a long way to establishing a school culture of integrity.”

Dr. DiTullio is a consultant to the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Northeast Consortium for Staff Development. She received her doctorate in Education Administration from Boston College.

For information about the Ethical Literacy® Learning Community, visit http://www.ethical-literacy.org or call +1-207-542-1546.

About the IGE
Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine and New York City, the Institute for Global Ethics (http://www.globalethics.org) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. IGE’s challenge is to explore the global common ground of values, elevate awareness of ethics, provide practical tools for making ethical decisions, and encourage practical action based on those decisions.


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