Department: Master of Education
Module Description: Teacher professional and personal values and ethics are central to teacher professional practice. The fundamental principles, concepts and practices are explored. The nature, policies and issues in teacher professional values are critically examined from different contexts and perspectives including the UAE, GCC and international contexts and teacher professional organisations. How these professional values and ethics are applied in practice contexts especially in relation to respecting and promoting UAE values, personal and professional ethics, accountability to learners, complying with national, organisational and international expectations, and establishing communication and collaboration with all stakeholders. It draws on wide range of sources including national/international/organisational policies, research literature and case studies.
Campbell, E. (2003). The Ethical Teacher. Philadelphia: Open University Press. Purchase eBook
Carr, D. (2000). Professionalism and ethics in teaching. London: Routledge. Purchase eBook
Susan, E. I. & Lassonde, C. A. (2007). The ethical educator: integrating ethics within the context of teaching and teacher researcher. Bern: Peter Lang.
Yeaman, A.R.J. (2007). Professional Ethics and Educational Technology. AECT.Open resource
UNESCO. (2006). Ethics in education: the role of teacher codes – Canada and South Asia. Open resource
Al-Hothali, H. M. (2018). Ethics of the teaching profession among secondary school teachers. International Education Studies, vol. 11(9), pp. 47-63.
Gluchmanova, M. (2015). The importance of ethics in the teaching profession. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 175(20), pp. 509-513. Open resource
Carr, D. (2000). Professionalism and ethics in teaching. London: Routledge.
Chris Higgins, C. (2011). The good life of teaching: an ethics of professional practice. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Curko, B. (2015). Ethics and values education: manual for teachers and educators. Open resource
McLaughlin, T. H. (2008). ‘Philosophy, values and schooling: principles and predicaments of teacher example’, in D. Carr, M. Halstead, & R. Pring (eds.). Liberalism, education and schooling: essays by T. H. McLaughlin. Exeter: Imprint Academic. pp. 222–238.
The national code of ethics and professional conduct Open resource
UAE heritage and culture
National educational vision and direction
Education: a key enabler to deliver UAE Vision 2021
Gluchmanova, M. (2015). The Importance of Ethics in the Teaching Profession. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 175(20), pp. 509-513.
Demonstrate personal and professional ethics
Your school’s code of ethics for teachers (review similar code of ethics from other contexts online if your school has none); e.g. - Association of American Educators
Cartledge, G. et al (2001) Professional ethics within the context of student discipline and diversity. Teacher Education and Special Education, vol. 24 (1), pp. 25-37.
Special education needs provision in mainstream schools in Dubai – is it working?
Establish communication and collaboration