Teachers’ Critical Incidents: Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching Practice

Apr. 10, 2011

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky, " Teachers’ Critical Incidents: Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching Practice", Pages 648-656, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011).

The purpose of this study is to investigate ethical dilemmas in critical incidents and the emerged responses that these incidents elicit.

Fifty teachers participated in the study.
A three-stage coding process derived from grounded theory was utilized.

The critical incidents revealed a multifaceted model of ethical dilemmas, among them clashing with rules, standards, or norms in school.
Furthermore, the findings also revealed a multitude of derived responses.

The results encourage the development of educational programmes based on teachers’ critical incidents.

Updated: Dec. 29, 2011