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Towards an understanding of Ethical Dilemmas Faced by School Leaders

By Neil Cranston, Lisa C. Ehrich and Megan P. Kimber

Abstract

The field of ethics has attracted increasing interest in educational contexts in recent times and one reason for this heightened interest is the more complex operational milieu (Grace in Campbell 1997, p.223) in which leaders are now working. In the current climate, it is likely that educational leaders could find themselves confronted with ethical dilemmas which require a choice among competing sets of principles, values, beliefs and perspectives. This paper reports on a model for conceptualising ethical dilemmas. To illustrate the application of the model in practice, we provide a scenario and a commentary based on that scenario using the model for analysis

Topics: 130304 Educational Administration Management and Leadership, ethical policy, principals, school leaders
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:732

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