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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDA7069
Tracking Number - 1787

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-02-13
  2. Department: Educ. Leadership & Policy Studies
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1735-000
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Valerie Janesick
  6. Phone: (813) 9741274
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EDA
  9. Number: 7069
  10. Full Title: Ethics and Educational Leadership
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Ethics and Educ. Leadership
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to read about, examine, discuss,and critique competing theories of ethics and educational leadership. Students will construct critical cases & statements of responsibility in terms of ethics applied to leadership.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is suggested for doctoral students who are becoming educational leaders. Our profession requires ethical practice. Effective leaders must act in fairness, with justice, and include all members of the educational community.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is needed to fulfill the requirements of our professional accrediting body, NCATE, and to follow the suggestions of the State of Florida Code of Ethics. The demand is high in terms of students and their need to discuss ethical matters. Currently this course is an elective.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes this course was offered in Summer 2005, once.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor should hold the Doctorate in Curriculum & instructions, Educational Leadership, or related field. The instructor should be familiar with the current literature in the area and have a passion for teaching.
  29. Objectives: Students will gain an understanding of:

    How ethics becomes part of educational decision making;

    The leaders' influence on values and vision for the organization; how schools and democratic principles may be in ethical conflict; the importance of the hidden curriculum and ethical issues; major writers and critical cases may inform ethical practice; and how to be inclusive when making ethical judgments.

  30. Learning Outcomes: The student will construct ethical cases on at least three issues of importance to educational leaders either as an assistant principal, principal, or curriculum director. The student will compose a statement of ethical resposibility. The student will demonstrate effective use of technology connected to ethical data bases, and data retrieval to support ethical decision making.
  31. Major Topics: Competing ethical frameworks which affect decision making;

    Moral complexity and purpose in the learning organization;

    Partnership VS. Dominator models;

    Examining school issues and connections to personal ethical beliefs;

    Race, class, gender, and power issues in ethical decision making;

    Ethics and democracy;

    Ability to write about respect for the rights of others and confidentiality;

    Sensitivity to student diversity, fairness, justice, and advocacy.

  32. Textbooks: Slattery, P. & Dana Rapp (2003) Ethics and the foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World. New York: Allyn & Bacon.

    Bolman, L.G. and T.Deal (2002) Reframing the Path to School Leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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