Ethical Decision Making

Authored by: Joan Poliner Shapiro , Jacqueline A. Stefkovich , Kathrine J. Gutierrez

Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415853903
eBook ISBN: 9780203747582
Adobe ISBN: 9781135011932


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In the early 1990s, after reviewing a number of books that focused on ethical decision making for educational leaders, Shapiro and Stefk ovich noted both omissions and limitations. They felt the books, at that time, were focused on nonconsequential ethics having to do primarily with the ethic of justice. Laws, rules, and rights were placed at the center of the decision-making process. Instead, Shapiro and Stefk ovich wanted something more nuanced and more comprehensive to assist educational leaders in making ethical decisions.

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