Teachers' professional ethics and student relationships : how do these connect?
Allard, Andrea 2008, Teachers' professional ethics and student relationships : how do these connect?, in NZARE 2008 : New Zealand Association of Research in Education Conference : Education in Change: Policies, research and practice to improve student outcomes, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Massey University College of Education, Palmerston North, New Zealand
24 - 27 November 2008
Title of proceedings
NZARE 2008 : New Zealand Association of Research in Education Conference : Education in Change: Policies, research and practice to improve student outcomes
New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference
Place of publication
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Formal statements about 'professional ethics' for teachers have become part of the current standards and accountability regime. Such codes of conduct serve many purposes: to define acceptable principles of personal and professional relationships; as a set of protocols by which teachers' conduct may be judged both within and outside the profession; as a political exercise to reassure the wider community of the high expectations held by the teaching profession; and importantly, to provide teachers with a guide in their interactions with students. While relationships with students, particularly those that will enhance learning outcomes, are cited often in teachers' codes of professional ethics, how teachers make ethical decisions concerning students is far less studied and understood. What frames of reference are available to ensure that decisions are (and are seen to be) right, fair and just? How might such ethical frameworks be examined?
Field of Research
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators