Ethical issues in early childhood education

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ethical issues in early childhood education

Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code by Stephanie Feeney

Doing what’s right for children, families, colleagues, and the community

Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate tough ethical issues in your work? The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct is every early childhood educator’s foundation for moral practice, and this third edition of Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator shows you how to use the Code to guide your actions and responses to challenging situations in the workplace.

Here, you’ll find real cases from early childhood programs that illustrate the process of identifying and addressing ethical issues by applying the NAEYC Code. Reflection questions encourage you to think deeply about how your own experiences relate to the examples. Ethical conduct is critical, and the Code and this book are resources you can turn to again and again as you seek to make the right decisions for young children and their families.
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It also emphasizes the fact that we are embedded in the larger society. The social and political climates of our community, region, state, and the country have a tremendous impact on the children and families we serve. The Code inspires and empowers us to accept our responsibility to speak out to protect this vulnerable population that can be harmed by ill-advised practices, policies, laws, and regulations. This section of the Code is unique in two ways. It supports us when we take a stand that is based on our understanding of young children and how they grow, learn, and develop.

In this chapter we will explore the questions and issues that have emerged for us around the use of photography with young children that have implications for both educators and researchers incorporating visual methods with children, especially young children. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate tough ethical issues in your work? Reflection questions encourage you to think deeply about how your own experiences relate to the examples. Ethical conduct is critical, and the Code and this book are resources you can turn to again and again as you seek to make the right decisions for young children and their families. Jackson—the father of 4-year-old Victor—who insists that his son not be permitted to play with clothes or accessories typically associated with girls and women. Young Children , March

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Ethical Issues in Education

Through the years we have found that the Focus on Ethics column is an excellent tool for identifying and addressing difficult issues childhood educators are facing in their work with young children and their families. This March column is particularly timely because it presents for consideration a scenario we have heard time and again. It is an issue you may be facing in your own classroom. This Focus on Ethics column asks you to consider how to respond to Mr. Jackson—the father of 4-year-old Victor—who insists that his son not be permitted to play with clothes or accessories typically associated with girls and women.

When a child is at the heart of the curriculum, they are the life force of that curriculum as it puts the child as being the paramount focus behind forming relationships, planning and activities MoE, This article explores how social justice is achieved when an ethical lens is applied to the child at the heart of the curriculum. Each child is an individual and even when they experience the same activities and environment, each child will have different understanding of the situation due to the variances of experiences. These authors find the sociocultural approach honours what the child has already learnt in the context of their own family and community. Sociocultural theories put emphasis on the connections and interactions between people, places and things that leads to new understanding Rogoff,

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