Ethics & Role of the Teacher

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“Teachers are cultural
organizers, cultural
mediators and orchestrates
of social contexts for
Ethics & Role of the
Roderick Laurie
Natia McCreary
Meredith Murrell
Sabrina Rockemore
What are Ethics?
• Ethics is defined as the motivation based
on ideas of right and wrong.
• They are the rules of standards governing
the conduct of a person or the conduct of
the members of a profession.
• The study of the general nature of morals
and of the specific moral choices to be
made by a person; moral philosophy.
• Sunshine State Standards:
-Makes reasonable effort to protect
students from conditions harmful to
learning and/or to the student’s mental
and/or physical health and/or safety.
-Does not unreasonably restrain a student
from pursuit of learning.
-Does not unreasonably deny student access
to diverse points of view.
-Maintains honesty in all professional
Role of the Teacher
What is a role?
• The characteristic and expected
social behavior of an individual.
• A socially prescribed pattern of
behavior usually determined by an
individual’s status in a particular
• The actions and activities
assigned to or required or
expected of a person or group;
“the function of a teacher”
Role of the Teacher
Sunshine State Standard:
-Develops and expands strategies
that are effective in fulfilling the
role of student advocate and is
familiar with the laws and courtordered Consent Decrees which
assure the rights of students.
-Provide meaningful feedback on
student progress to students and
families and seeks assistance for
self and families.
-Uses continuous quality
improvement techniques in school
Tips/Guiding Principles
• Teachers must be competent in
understanding the dynamics and use of
culture in their classroom.
• Daily classroom activities should facilitate
learning environments that reflect cultural
and ethnic diversity while also promoting
academic achievement for all.
• Students from different ethnic groups
should be able to voice their cultural
expression in order to enhance content
and the learning process.
Tips/Guiding Principles
Role of a Teacher
• Demonstrates understanding of the role of
the teacher as a guide and leader.
• Model appropriate behavior as a teacher.
• Consider instruction.
• Use specific directions at appropriate
• Serve as a guide to student development
and understanding skills.
Current Issues
An ethical issue involving FAMU students today is FAMU not
living up to its best HBCU standards. In a recent issue of
the Famuan, article entitled “FAMU not living up to ‘Best
HBCU’ standards” by Kelli Robinson she talks about why
FAMU is not living up to its name. She believes that “FAMU
can achieve its status as the best HBCU again, if the
attitude of the University’s administration changes.” She
says that “instead of being greeted with friendly helpful
faces, I’m greeted with long lines, bad attitudes and snide
comments.” She is not trying to say that all faculty
members and Florida A&M are like this but a good majority
of them. She believes that “the faculty and staff of FAMU
should do all that it can to keep its student happy and
attendance up.”
If you would like to read the full story you can at
Current Issues
A current issue in Florida that deals
with Ethics is, The Partnerships in
Character Education Project
Character is a distinguishing feature or
attribute, as of an individual.
Character can also be seen as moral
or ethical strength.
Current Issues
The U.S. Department of Education feels the
student outcomes for Florida are
reduction in violent and disruptive
behaviors, increased sense of social
responsibility and civic virtue, and an
increase in positive behaviors related to
positive character attributes.
Florida Grantee -- The Partnerships in
Character Education Project Program
Current Issues
The Florida Department of Education
implemented The Character
Education Project Program in
association with Florida Safe and
Drug Free Schools.
Florida Safe and Drug free Schools