Conceptual Framework & Ethical Dispositions Dr. Susan Meredith Framework and Ethical Dispositions Comparison Matrix Instructions: In the left-hand column, list 7 instances of overlap between the two documents by asserting the comparison of the overlapping statements. Be sure to cite each appropriately. In the right-hand column, state the priority from 1-7, (“1” being the most important) you would assign this concept as an educator; state and defend your rationale. Use research to support your rationale.
Comparison of overlapping statements regarding teacher ethics| Priority of specific ethical disposition/protocol and rationale| The professional educator makes a constructive effort to protect the student from conditions detrimental to learning, health, or safety. (AAE, 1994-2012).
Challenging students to report inappropriate behavior, providing a positive and supportive environment that allows students to feel safe in reporting it. (COE-GCU Conceptual Framework, 2011).
| Priority Ranking: 2Studies show that students who do not feel safe at school stay home. And when students aren’t in school, they don’t perform academically.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010, in 2007, approximately 5 percent of students ages 12–18 reported that they were afraid of attack or harm at school, compared to 3 percent of students who reported that they were afraid of attack or harm away from school. (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2010).
The professional educator accepts personal responsibility for teaching students character qualities that will help them evaluate the consequences of and accept the responsibility for their actions and choices. (AAE, 2014) Educators should be committed to the profession of teaching and learning. They should be professionally active, life-long learners and seek opportunities for professional ...
It is important that our students feel safe so they can perform academically. | The professional educator, in exemplifying ethical relations with colleagues, accords just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession. AAE, 1994-2012).
Interact appropriately, effectively, with students and their families, peers, faculty, administrators, and external audiences. (COE-GCU Conceptual Framework, 2011).
| Priority Ranking: 1I ranked this a one because if feel it is important to work in an atmosphere where we respect one another, and treat each other fairly. | The professional educator endeavors to understand and respect the values and traditions of the diverse cultures represented in the community and in his or her classroom. (AAE, 1994-2012).