Ethics Aspiring Leaders 9-21-10


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A presentation for the tri-district Aspiring Leaders Academy 2010-11.

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Ethics Aspiring Leaders 9-21-10

  1. 1. Ethics in School Leadership: Walk in My Shoes <ul><li>Patti Birney, Ed.D. </li></ul><ul><li>September 21, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Ethics Shoes <ul><li>Compare how ethical decision making and shoes relate? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sidebar on Shoes
  4. 4. Why Are We Here? <ul><li>Reflect on our ethical compass </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an ethical ‘consciousness’ through awareness of multiple paradigms in resolving ethical dilemmas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reflection <ul><li>My greatest ethical strength is my ability to….. </li></ul><ul><li>The most ethical person I know is…. </li></ul><ul><li>This person is ethical because he/she….. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What People Want Leaders to Be <ul><li>Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Forward-looking </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ethics, Values, and Principles <ul><li>Ethics - principles that define behavior as right, good or proper. </li></ul><ul><li>Values - beliefs about what is right, good or proper. </li></ul><ul><li>Principles - natural laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Solving Ethical Dilemmas <ul><li>Drucker - Three Step Process </li></ul><ul><li>Baker/Clark - Six Pillars </li></ul>
  9. 9. Multiple Paradigm Approach <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Critique </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>Profession </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ethic of Justice <ul><li>Focuses on rights and laws </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness and equity </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as foundation of legal principles </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ethic of Critique <ul><li>Debate or challenge difficult issues – inequities due to gender, race, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine social class and social injustices (Ex: tracking) </li></ul><ul><li>Give a voice to all students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ethic of Care <ul><li>Not only led by rules; lead by the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace diversity and learn to listen </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the needs of students </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on loyalty and trust </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ethic of Profession <ul><li>Codes of ethics serving as a guidepost for the profession embodying the highest moral ideals of the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates ‘personal’ code based on life stories and critical incidences </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates ‘professional’ codes based on experiences and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Helps intertwine all of the codes of ethics </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Personal vs. professional (individual) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional vs. professional (individual in two or more professions) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional vs. professional </li></ul><ul><li>Personal/professional vs. community </li></ul>Possible Conflicts
  15. 16. Professional Ethics <ul><li>Compasses to Guide Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Administrative Code </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Ethics for Professional Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent & Principal Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Codes of Ethics (AASA) </li></ul>
  16. 17. The School Uniform Case <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Critique </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>Profession </li></ul>
  17. 18. Ethical Decision Making <ul><li>Moral Brief for Analyzing Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>Time is your friend </li></ul>
  18. 19. Table Activity <ul><li>Read and discuss the dilemma assigned to your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to the discussion questions at the bottom of the page. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Dilemma Topics <ul><li>Weak Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>A High School Romance </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking or Porn </li></ul><ul><li>TAKS Cheaters </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Teacher Defies Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Appraisal Timelines </li></ul>
  20. 21. Walk in My Shoes
  21. 22. Ethical Reflection <ul><li>Watch your thoughts for they become words, </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your words for they become actions, </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your actions for they become habits, </li></ul><ul><li>Study your habits for they become your character, </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your character for it becomes destiny. </li></ul>
  22. 23. TGIF <ul><li>T hank G od I ’m F orgiven </li></ul><ul><li>People will forgive you for making a mistake but they won’t for covering it up. </li></ul>