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Teaching ethics

  1. 1. ETHICS IN TEACHING “ To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.” - Confucius
  2. 2. <ul><li>American Accounting Association President </li></ul><ul><li>G. Peter Wilson said that in the classroom, </li></ul><ul><li>educators need to increasingly emphasize the </li></ul><ul><li>value of integrity , what has long been a mainstay </li></ul><ul><li>of accountants’ reputation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Psychology professor Steven Davis says that cheating by high school students has increased from about 20 % in the 1940’s to 75 % today </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students say cheating in high school is for grades, cheating in college is for a career.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. U.S. Air Force Academy: <ul><li>“ We Will Not Lie, Steal Or Cheat, </li></ul><ul><li>Nor Tolerate Among Us Anyone Who Does” </li></ul><ul><li>Which do you think is the harder part: </li></ul><ul><li>Line 1 or Line 2? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>“ To sin by silence when </li></ul><ul><li>they should protest makes </li></ul><ul><li>cowards of men.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lack of ETHICS @ SCHOOL BAD CAREER Disastrous life Greed, Jealous
  6. 6. <ul><li>Teddy Roosevelt said, “To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Margaret Chase Smith, </li></ul><ul><li>first woman elected to both houses of the U.S. Congress </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Many institutions of higher education have instituted policies regarding ethics education. For example, the Faculty Handbook of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University includes the following statement: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Therefore, faculty and staff have a responsibility for creating an academic environment that promotes honest academic inquiry and teaches students ethical behavior in the process.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>If we want to produce people who share the values of a democratic culture, they must be taught those values and not be left to acquire them by chance. </li></ul><ul><li>- Cal Thomas, The Death of Ethics in America </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Empowering individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Helping others </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing ethics & teaching others </li></ul><ul><li>Creating whistle-blower policy </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for unethical activity </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Practice what you preach – Gandhiji </li></ul><ul><li>3 jewels wished by mother </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation of Nation is at Home – Parents first teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Parents now go to work – so society (i.e., films & others) took the responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are in pursuit of their egos </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>This effects children’s mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparents do babysitting by compulsion </li></ul><ul><li>They in turn say the sorrows to them which affects them </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes sent to boarding school or maid </li></ul><ul><li>Given pocket money so they do things of their wish </li></ul>

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