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Ethical School Leadership - Spencer J. Maxcy

Ethical School Leadership

Paperback Published: 28th June 2002
ISBN: 9780810842779
Number Of Pages: 224

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Typically, educational leadership is not considered a moral-ethical undertaking. But educators face a dismaying array of moral-ethical challenges from academic dishonesty to sexual harassment every day in our nation's schools. Ethical School Leadership provides a systematic approach to resolving these school-based moral-ethical issues. It offers real world moral-ethical dilemmas, alternate theories of ethical decision-making, and differing philosophies of leadership. Present and future school leaders will find knowledge, dispositions, and performance criteria by which to evaluate case studies of moral-ethical leadership. This book provides an up-to-date treatment of the subject without arcane terminology or abstract argument. Its aim is to provide encouraging, practical thinking about the moral-ethical problems facing our school leaders today and will be of interest to school principals, teachers, school board members and students of education.

Spencer Maxcy's book is an important read. Maxcy's cry for greater attention to ethical school leadership needs to be heard. School leaders as well as those who prepare school leaders will find his book informative.--Journal of Educational Administration

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Ethics, Leadership, and Good Schoolsp. 1
Standards and Ethicsp. 19
The Ethical Leaderp. 45
Becoming an Ethical Educational Leaderp. 71
Justice and Fairness in Decision Makingp. 91
The Caring Attitude in Ethical Leadershipp. 103
Science and Ethicsp. 117
Practical Ethics Strategiesp. 141
The Case of the Phony Resumep. 161
The Case of the Undeserved Scholarshipp. 173
The Case of Unintended Harmp. 179
The Case of the Gun in the High Schoolp. 183
The Case of the Dirty Birdsp. 187
The Case of Academic Freedomp. 193
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 205
About the Authorp. 211
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ISBN: 9780810842779
ISBN-10: 0810842777
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th June 2002
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.8  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.36