This volume delves into a relatively neglected area - the ethical principles governing the conduct of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals - and strives to provide a thoughtful starting-point for discussion in the field. The contributors' collective exploration of the subject, encompassing many different and sometimes conflicting vantage points, results in an overview of the many issues that define the place of ethics in professional preparation and practice. Part 1 lays out several alternative philosophical positions about teaching ethics to educational professionals. Parts 2 and 3 examine questions of how to include ethics in the pre-service curriculum, and how a concern for ethics can be institutionalised in the schools. Selected chapters are concerned with the liberal democratic tradition and educational ethics; ethics in the pre-service curriculum; teaching ethical reasoning using cases; ethics committees and teacher ethics; ethics and teacher professionalisation. "Ethics for Professionals in Education" may serve as a supplemental text in graduate courses of curriculum and instruction, philosophy of education, and educational administration.
It should be of special interest to teacher educators, practitioners and administrators.