Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times
(Re) Solving Moral Dilemmas, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2013 – 264 pages
Educational leaders not only face moral and ethical decisions regarding their classrooms, schools, districts, and education institutions, but they also must consider the complexities and threats that impact their communities. In this unstable era of war, terrorism, natural disasters, accountability, and high stakes testing, this process is particularly daunting. Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times is an engaging, case-study based text that will assist leaders in their ethical decision-making processes during a time of turbulence and uncertainty. The book is framed by Gross’s Turbulence Theory and Shapiro and Stefkovich’s Multiple Ethical Paradigms of justice, critique, care, and the profession. Presenting clear explanations of theory in combination with authentic dilemmas developed by practitioners, this book will assist leaders in dealing with challenging situations in their own settings.
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Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times is a valuable book for both aspiring and practicing educational administrators and leaders.
Praise for prior edition: "This text appeals to aspiring and practicing administrators and provides the essential elements for examining critical issues in educational leadership…This book could be used at the graduate level as a supplemental text in leadership theory courses or as a required text in seminars on ethical leadership."--Education Review, June 2010
Part One UNDERSTANDING THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
1 Overview of the Book
Case contributed by Noelle Jacquelin
2 The Multiple Ethical Paradigms
3 Turbulence Theory
Part Two (RE)SOLVING ETHICAL DILEMMAS
4 Security versus Civil Liberties
Cases contributed by Susan H. Shapiro, Kelly D. Harbaugh, Mary M. Figura, Lisa Marie Waller, Sandy M. Homel and Janet M. May
5 Power versus Accommodation in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Cases contributed by Stacey L. Aronow, James M. O’Connor, Robert J. Murphy, Corrinne A. Caldwell, Marc Brasof and Edward L. Myers
6 Accountability versus Responsibility
Cases contributed by Rita M. Becker, Cynthia L. Renehan, Troy L. Wiestling, Kendall L. Glouner. James Konrad and Carol A. Lopez
7 Community Standards versus Individual Rights
Cases contributed by Melissa Sterba, Christopher J. Lake, Shaun Little, Ellen Henderson Brown, Tamika C. Harvey and Karen R. Nell
8 Equality versus Equity
Cases contributed by Albert F. Catarro, Jr., Jamie R. Shuda, W. Douglas Zander, Yvonnette J. Marshall, Willette Jones and Kristen R. Quirk
9 Personal Vision versus Authority
Cases contributed by Terry M. McDonald, Alison J. Staplin, Maureen F. Linton, Emily L. Gross, Eric Waters and Guang Yang
10 Rules, Regulations, and Policies versus Individual Needs and Concerns in Student Teaching
Cases contributed by David X. Fitt, Joseph P. DuCette, and Sara M. Becker
Joan Poliner Shapiro is Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education, Temple University, USA.
Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education, Temple University, USA.