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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDA7069

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1787 2006-02-13
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Educ. Leadership & Policy Studies ED 1735-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Valerie Janesick (813) 9741274

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EDA 7069 Ethics and Educational Leadership

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ethics and Educ. Leadership
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. 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.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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