Rights and Responsibilities
Ethical Issues in Education
Ethics of the Community
Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers
- Provide a fair and balanced education for all students.
- Avoid any form of favoritism, bribery, or other unethical character-related decisions.
- Communicate with parents and other community members when concerns arise.
- Follow all written rules within teacher handbook.
- Follow all implied rules within the society's expectations of appropriate and moral behavior.
- Follow published code to commit to the student and profession (NEA).
- In the event that there is a problem or concern, teachers are afforded due process before dismissal (FindLaw).
Roles and Responsibilities of Parents
- Provide a safe, stable, and consistent home life for their child.
- Commit to their child's education.
- Communicate with teachers and other community members when they perceive a problem or concern.
- Establish rules and regulations for their child to support their responsible maturation.
- Support board-established rules and guidelines.
- Set an appropriate moral example for their child.
Roles and Responsibilities of Students
- Commit to their own education.
- Restrain behavior to be within the written handbook rules.
- Respect their peers.
- Communicate with parents and teachers to advocate for their own needs.
Roles and Responsibilities of All Parties
- Follow the board-imposed rules and student-teacher handbook expectations.
- Commit to the student's education and general well-being.
- Act respectfully and professionally towards all involved parties.
- Provide the highest quality care and education possible.
Ethics is a branch of moral philosophy. Among others, it involves defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct" (Futterman).
- Continue use of district enabled communication procedures, including but not limited to the community-wide auto dialer, emailed newsletters, and mailers.
- Commit to a bi-weekly contact schedule between parents, students, and teachers.
- Encourage students to carry a planner that will be signed daily.
- Encourage teachers to send home a bi-quarterly newsletter that will be signed by parents.
Beyond the Classroom: The importance of ethics in education. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article17030966.html
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NEA. (1975). Code of Ethics. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.nea.org/home/30442.htm
Teachers' Rights: Tenure and Dismissal - FindLaw. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://education.findlaw.com/teachers-rights/ teachers-rights-tenure-and-dismissal.html