Teachers as “ visual standards of conduct ” – role models. They are imparting moral lessons not only through their character and teaching style but also the physical environment they create.
A school’s values influenced by socially established values. Many times difficult to define what is “right” given the moral ambiguity of our society and the evolving social consensus on what should be and ought to be.
Parents’ understand implicitly the power of schools to “make or break” someone. To teach is to deal with morality and is a “ sacred trust ” that society imparts to educators. A responsibility to be taken seriously.