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The author is a white, working middle-class adult queer from the Southwest USA. The author studies Mexican (im)migrant, poor, working, straight adolescent boys in California. The ethnographic encounters between the author and the immigrants carried with them some long-standing and dynamic social narratives that surround relations between and across groups of relative privilege and oppression. These narratives produced 'ethically important moments'. By critically examining his reflexive processes and practices within one of these moments, insights into the workings of social narratives about race, class, and sexuality are revealed.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011
In this article, the authors offer a theoretical framework, drawn from Judith Butler's politics of the performative and Adriana Cavarero's narrative relations, for understanding the dynamics of using narratives of practice in teacher education. The authors conclude that by understanding the irresolvable tension of desire to have one’s story told, a teacher has a better chance of recognising her own vulnerability and that of her students, and of teaching at the starting place of ethics.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
This article draws on the philosophy and educational thought of Aristotle to illuminate characteristics of good listening. Virtue ethics provides a systematic orientation for the analysis of a familiar but underanalyzed phenomenon: good listening. The current project is exploratory and preliminary. The authors have mentioned a few characteristics already patience, tolerance, humility, and various intellectual virtues.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
Our Teachers Want To Be the Best: On the Necessity of Intra-Professional Reflection about Moral Ideals of Teaching
Teaching is a significant social good and therefore teachers as well as the state have to take responsibility for guarding the moral quality of the teaching practice. Based on this premise, the article describes and defends the view that these parties have their own particular role by means of literature review and theoretical and practical arguments. The authors’ first claim is that the role of the state is necessarily limited to articulating the minimal moral rules and obligations. The authors’ second claim is that teachers have to take responsibility for defining the optimal dimension of their professional morality. The article ends with some practical implications of the theoretical exposé.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
Toward a Sexual Ethics Curriculum: Bringing Philosophy and Society to Bear on Individual Development
In this article, the author reviews the recent history of sexuality education battles. The author criticizes both Abstinence Only Until Marriage (AOUM) and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curricula. Furthermore, the author discusses how, in CSE's accommodation to AOUM objections, ethical dimensions of sex education may have been neglected in favor of evidence-based practice.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
The mediation by teachers of the many activity systems that constitute any given class has traditionally been an ignored aspect of teaching. In this paper the authors argue that the teacher's responsibility for this mediation exists and must therefore be accounted for in the praxis of teaching. In addition, the authors argue for the cogenerative dialogue as one viable solution for teachers to mediate in an ethically responsive manner.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
In this article, the author offers a case of the predicaments which she encountered in conducting teacher education research at her own institution. She also re-examine these predicaments using an ethic of mindfulness and compassion. The author explores how this Buddhist perspective might help researchers navigate what can be a lonely, ethically complicated research journey among their own colleagues.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009
This article explores the ethical issues involved when researchers attempt to study participants who are personally close to them. It describes a case in which two researchers decided to study the experiences respectively of their son and grandson, both with ADD.The authors relate the specific issues raised in the case to general issues of ethics in action research.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2008
The article suggests ethical challenges and perceived discontinuity between home-and-school based experiences. The article offers definition and methodology for quantitative investigation of cultural discontinuity. A description of the cultural values and corresponding behaviors of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American students, along with those values and behaviors salient in most public schools, is offered.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2008
The article explores the content and structure of pedagogical values, utilizing 24 teachers who were encouraged to articulate their beliefs regarding their professional morality and their school community. The study emphasizes the value structure that should prevail in schools, so they could be considered educative institutions, and claims that the teaching profession should be recognized as a complex of ideals essential to teachers' roles.
Updated: May. 27, 2008