Ethics in Administrative Practice

Ethics in Administrative Practice

• Ethics refers to collection of moral principles that determines whether an action is good or bad.
• Ethics can either be founded on religious beliefs, common law, societal expectations and also on educational experience.
• Administrative practice includes allocation of the necessary funds, human resources, information technology, contract management and legal guidance.
Thesis statement; ethics in administrative practice in education and the difficulties faced by school management in handling ethical issues in administration.
2. Body
1. Ethics and management
a. Ethical considerations
2. Code of ethical conduct and applied ethics in adult and ongoing education literature
a. Codes of ethics
i. Discretion
ii. Monetary funds
iii. Good bonding between adult educator and the learner
iv. Avoid conflict of interest
v. Proficiency and professionalism
vi. Assessing the performance of the learner
vii. Possession of learning resources
viii. Intra-organizational interest
ix. Possess excellent testimonials
x. Steady training plan
xi. Outstanding employment performance
xii. Good attendance and enrolment
b. Supplement for early childhood educators
i. Function of the supplement
ii. Core values
iii. Theoretical framework
iv. Ideals and principles for:
• Ethical accountabilities to adult learners
• Ethical accountabilities to practicum locations
• Ethical responsibility to agencies offering training ands institutions of higher education
• Ethical obligations concerning colleagues
• Ethical obligations concerning families and offspring
• Ethical obligations concerning society, community and learning of early
3. Academic leadership
a. Growing of a more impermanent instructional personnel
b. Precision of information institutions present status magazines and college manuals
c. Established non profit institutions developed commercial subsidiaries
d. Fairness in remuneration and reimbursement
4. Embedding ethics in higher education
a. Myths and misapprehensions
b. Lessons learned
c. A policy for running ethical performance
d. Ethics and higher education
e. A proposal for progress
5. The importance of ethics in management decisions
a. Importance of ethics
i. Public approval
ii. Regulatory independence
iii. Litigation
iv. Individual satisfaction
v. Consumer loyalty
vi. Confidence of the shareholder
vii. Trust associates/vendors
b. How to enhance excellent performance in managerial ethics
i. Implementation of organizational policy concerning social matters by top management
ii. Top management should communicate to both the personnel and investors about the improvement involving social programs
iii. Top management should promote mutual trust
6. for a meta-ethics as good as our practice
a. The essence to judge
b. Dilemmaism
c. A meta-ethical re-orientation
d. Ethical theories
e. Adult education ethics
7. Ethics in school administration
a. Ethics and schools
b. Ethics and school management
c. Principals’ codes of ethics
d. Ethical dilemmas that school management encounter
e. Is ethical decision making considered a reality or fantasy for school leaders
8. Moral and ethical leadership in administrator preparation
a. School leaders should acquire honorable and ethical training
b. Principles and decision-making models
i. Ethical outlook/principles
ii. Ethical administrative layout/models
iii. Setting in ethical theory and practice
c. final judgment
9. Promoting ethical practice in adult education
a. Ethical decisions can be
i. A process
ii. Values
iii. Obligations
iv. Consequences
b. Strategies that can be implemented in order to encourage ethical practice
i. Identifying right vs. right dilemmas
ii. Examining ourselves
iii. Developing an ethical setting
c. Ethics as functional practice
10. Right vs. wrong and right vs. right
a. Understanding of ethics for administrators
b. Ethics, educational leadership and ethical dilemmas
c. Methods for recognizing ethical dilemmas
d. Contemporary research methodology
e. Discussion of results
i. Extensive temperament of ethical dilemmas
ii. Model application
f. Summary remarks and suggestions
11. Ethical commitments in educational administration
a. Explaining the commitments
i. Commitment to personal conscience
ii. Commitment to professional convictions
iii. Commitment to relational reciprocity
iv. Commitment to common ethical principles
b. Decision and analysis
c. The matrix
12. Analysis of adult education experts in Canada and the United States
a. Literature review
b. Research design
c. Results
d. Discussion of the findings
3. Conclusion
a. Administrative leaders should always practice administrative ethics
b. Administrative leaders should implement strategies in order to encourage ethical practice
c. Administrative leaders should practice ethical commitments especially in educational management
d. Administrative leaders should implement ways of coping with ethical dilemmas

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