International Aspects of Organizational Ethics in Educational Systems

Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Product Details
03 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
196 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Educational Administration
While previous research in educational administration has focused on how to combat students' tardiness, absenteeism, and disciplinary problems, only a few studies have focused on teachers' withdrawal behaviors, such as absenteeism and the intent to leave.

This book takes a unique organizational approach towards understanding the concept of ethics in educational systems. It provides a global perspective and connects theory and praxis through team-based simulations, case studies and scenarios. It also allows researchers, educators and teachers, and educational leaders and administrators around the world to understand how they can develop an ethical culture in their schools. This understanding can encourage the development and assimilation of a code of ethics for teachers and educators and the creation of a policy of intervention that can help to minimize teachers' withdrawal behaviors. In this way, the author presents an integrative approach towards creating a positive learning environment for teachers and students.

Section I: International Aspects of Ethics 
1. The ethical context: A global versus a national approach 
2. The code of ethics in educational systems: International aspects 
3. An integrative model of student inequality: Ethical school culture, External and internal school factors 
4. Social justice in educational systems 
5. Cross-national aspects: The process of developing a code of ethics 
6. Ensuring assimilation of the code of ethics: A cross-national view 
7. Codes of ethics as promoting teachers' professional status 
8. The US code of ethics for educators: A case study 
9. The hidden ethical 'ethical school culture' factor in TIMSS International Assessment: Updated Study 
Section II: International Aspects of Ethics and Leadership 
10. Ethical aspects of educational leadership and training 
11. Ethical aspects of transactional, transformational and authentic leadership styles 
12. Ethical quandaries among educational leaders 
13. Ethical decision-making among educational leaders 
Section III: Cross-National Aspects of the Relationship Between Perceptions of Organizational Ethics and Teachers' Withdrawal Behaviors 
14. Organizational ethics in educational systems 
15. Teachers' withdrawal behaviors 
16. Ethical aspects of teachers' withdrawal behaviors 
17. The relationship between organizational ethics and teachers' withdrawal behaviors 
18. Organizational commitment as a mediator between organizational ethics perceptions and teachers’ withdrawal behaviors 
19. The relationship between personal and organizational characteristics and teachers’ withdrawal behaviors 
20. Withdrawal behaviors and organizational citizenship behavior 
21. The relationship between organizational ethics perceptions and withdrawal and citizenship behaviors: Summary of updated studies 
22. Analyzing the relationship between organizational ethics and teachers' withdrawal behaviors 
23. Learner-centered education – Toward a decrease in teachers' withdrawal behaviors 
24. Strategies for minimizing withdrawal behaviors among teachers 
Section IV: Critical Ethical Incidents in Team-Based Simulations with Educational Leaders 
25. Critical ethical incidents in educational leadership 
26. Team simulation based on critical ethical incidents among 
27. The gap between official educational policies and practiced policies 
28. Critical incidents in ethical context: Summary of updated studies 
29. Scenarios as a tool for assimilation of the book's contents 
Summary and conclusion
Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her research focuses on the relationships between perceptions of organizational ethics and teachers' withdrawal behaviors, and explores the development of ethical codes in educational systems throughout the world.
In the midst of what seems an endless press for better academic outcomes and a flood of centrally-driven reforms, Shapira-Lishchinsky eloquently reminds us of the importance and value of organisations having clear codes of ethical practice. This is the most comprehensive and insightful book on ethics in education organisations that I have read in the last 10 years - it is smoothly written, strongly argued and carefully referenced. The inclusion of a wide range of practical strategies really sets the book apart. I strongly recommend it to academics, policy makers and school communities alike. - Allan Walker, Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong

An eminent scholar with impressive experience in the field, this book represents the culmination of Shapira-Lishchinsky’s ground-breaking international research. Substantive and fascinating in both scope and content, this beautifully-written and compelling work is a must read for all those who care deeply about teachers, teaching, leadership, and ethics in educational organizations. - Jacqueline Stefkovich, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

This well researched and conceptually sophisticated book considers the question of ethical codes for educational organizations and their impact on teachers and the issue of teacher withdrawal. In addition to a detailed international overview of relevant scholarship, Professor Shapira-Lischinsky provides compelling exercises and simulations designed to increase hands-on exploration. As such this book is both a timely and dynamic contribution to the field. Well done! - Steven Jay Gross, Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership, Temple University

An important book for international researchers and practitioners concerning the meaning and applications of organizational ethics among educational leaders and teachers. This book is a must read for educators dealing with ethical challenges in various educational contexts. - Chen Schechter, Professor, Bar Ilan University, Israel

It is well known that leadership is all about values, which include the ethical traits of successful leaders. Professor Shapira-Lischinsky breaks new ground in not only applying both theory and application of the role that ethics can and should play in school administration, but also provides a critical and unique global perspective of ethical leadership. - Peter Litchka, Professor of Educational Leadership, Loyola University Maryland, USA

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