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Institute for Global Ethics Education Director Provides Guidance for School Administrators
Paula Mirk offers insight for real-life ethical dilemma in School Administrator’s February ‘Ethical Educator’ column
The scenario posed in the publication’
Applying parts of IGE’s conceptual frameworks for ethical decision making, Mirk urges administrators to treat this situation as an opportunity to help faculty and parents think together about the end goal: is it student learning or a successful campaign? Is there a way that everyone can support the point system? If not, is there another way to motivate students to participate?
Besides Ms. Mirk, the Ethical Educator panel is composed of Shelley Berman, superintendent of schools (Eugene, Oregon), Joan McRobbie, senior associate for national school reform at CTAC (San Francisco), and Roy Dexheimer, 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 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)