A STUDY ON ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN THE DISTRICT OF KOTTAYAM

Authors

  • Arun. G Fourth Semester MA Philosophy, Amrita Darshanam International Center for Spiritual Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, University, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala
  • Dr. Padmakumar P. R. Assistant Professor, Amrita Darshanam International Center for Spiritual Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, University, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala

Keywords:

Ethics, Ethical decision-making, School administrator, Ethical dilemma, Ethical framework

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine whether the decisions made by School Administrators are based on their awareness on the ethical theories like Virtue ethics and Deontology or are they based on the ‘Code of Professional Ethics for School Teachers’ prepared by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and the ‘Ethical Framework’ drafted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The present study adopted a Survey for data collection procedure. A Questionnaire is used to collect data for the study on ethical decision-making of School administrators. Data were collected from practicing School administrators in public and private schools. The data collected were analyzed through ethical theories like Virtue ethics and Deontology and on the basis of codes of ethics by NCTE and ethical framework by NCERT. Results indicate that School administrators need more training in ethical-decision making and in resolving ethical dilemmas. The study also shows that there is a need of including ethics as a core subject in teacher education programmes.

References

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Harprathmik.gov.in (Home page of the site). Code of Professional Ethics for School Teachers.(2010). National Council for Teacher Education [Electronic Version]. Retrieved March 14, 2017 form http:// www.harprathmik.gov.in

NCERT.NIC.in (Home page of the site). Education for Values in Schools-A Framework.(2005). National Council for Educational Research and Training.[Electronic Version].Retrieved March 29, 2017 from http://www. ncert.nic.in

Additional Files

Published

15-08-2017

How to Cite

Arun. G, & Dr. Padmakumar P. R. (2017). A STUDY ON ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN THE DISTRICT OF KOTTAYAM. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(8). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1275