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Assignment Questions

Code of Conduct Essay

(1) Respond to the four discussions below
4 topics each topic needs 10 sentence responses. A total of 40 sentences with 2 internet references for each 8 sources total on each response

40+ Points: grading criteria
? Must provide information clearly related to the topic and add new concepts or ideas.
? Will include many supporting details which might be quotes from professionals in the field or web addresses of sites related to the topic.
? Web sites cited will contain an active link and your summary of the information.
? Post discussions will be presented clearly and demonstrate both professional vocabulary and writing style. They will stimulate discussion and enhance the critical thinking process for the group.
? MINIMUM LENGTH = 10 SENTENCES and all ten sentences must be substantive, not asking a question, or you expressing your opinion about the topic. All ten sentences must be factual.
? Summary: You must respond to a minimum of four (4) learners to potentially earn the maximum number of points (50). All posts must consist of ideas and value added through research, be properly cited, and meet the grading criteria.

Code of Conduct– (1)

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Students play part in ethics in the classrooms as well as the educators. It is important for students to be in accordance with a code of ethics to provide a safe and respectful environment. Disruptive behavior can interfere with educators being able to teach and can interfere with other students to learn. There are several things to follow in the code of conduct for students.
First and most important is to be an honest student. Honesty requires that a student to be responsible for their own work and to not cheat or claim another students work for themselves. Students are also expected to respect other students by not bullying and using vulgar language. Students that can identify this behavior should contact a councilor or an educator to report this disrespect to keep the learning environment a safe and healthy one. This includes criminal activity such as bringing guns or drugs to school.
According to Weinstein, a weekly columnist for BuisnessWeek.com, there is five basic principles of ethics that are common to all faiths and work well in ethics for the classroom. These five principles are, to do no harm, make things better, respect others, be fair, and to be loving. These are ethics that you can live by in and out of the classroom.
Our own school, Daytona State College, has a Student Code of Conduct that students are required to follow. Some of the violations that are not acceptable are:
1) Physical violence, threat of violence, verbal or written intimidation or aggression of any kind.
2) Unauthorized use, theft, vandalism or destruction of personal or College property of any kind.
3) Violation of all laws and rules of city, county, state, and federal governments.
4) Sexual Misconduct, sexual harassment or sexual assault and accessing pornographic material using College computers or resources.
5) Disruptive, disorderly, belligerent and/or inappropriate behavior of any kind.
These are just a few examples of what participating students that go to Daytona State College should understand as unethical behavior and can be punishable. Student need to play their part in making sure their learning environment is a safe and healthy one for themselves, other students, and their educators.
For more information:
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/cheating-ethics/?page=2
http://www.ehow.com/about_6530750_code-ethics-classrooms.html
http://www.daytonastate.edu/files/studenthandbook2010.pdf

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(2)
Ethics in Education.
I chose The Florida Department of Education to reference. As an educator, teachers are obligated to uphold a code of conduct and ethics. An example of the code of conductand ethics is provided for you at http://www.fldoe.org/edstandards/code_of_ethics.asp .
As mentioned in this Florida Department of Education website, this is not only a code of conduct, professionalism, and ethics, but it is also Florida state law. This is in place to protect the educator and the student.
As we all have heard in the past, there are educators out there who conduct themselves in a highly unprofessional and unethical behavior. This is obviously frowned upon and results in suspension, or even termination of the educator?s position. In some cases an educator who has been involved with unethical behavior has been held on felony or misdemeanor charges and has been arrested. An example of this kind of behavior can be read about in the article found at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/coral-springs/fl-cspf-arrest-0120-20110119,0,7873356.story . This article talks about a principal at a well known and respected Coral Springs, Florida school. She and her son were arrested on drug charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
This code of professionalism, conduct, and ethics for The Florida Department of Education is also in place partly to protect the image of Florida schools. I, personally, grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and I am well aware of the school that is referenced. I know that it is a great school, and that parents in the area used to feel safe to leave their children in the hands of the respectable principal and educators that work there. Now, unfortunately, those same parents are going to feel as if they are unable to trust their children with that school, and the image of the school (Coral Park Elementary School) will now be depleted. The image of The Florida Department of Education and the School Board of Broward County can also be blemished if the principal?s conduct is not handled properly by the school board or department of education. In my opinion as a parent, I could not imagine that anyone on the school board should allow this person to work anywhere within the school district or even anywhere near children. The reason for that is because she does not set a good example. We need to show today?s youth how to be respectable and successful adults, and we need to show them the difference between right and wrong (ethically or otherwise) and this principal is not a good example of ethical behavior and should be stripped of her right to be exposed to unsuspecting children.

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(3)
Safe Schools ActT

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As others have mentioned, students play just as big of a role when practicing ethical behavior when at school as their teachers do. It is crucial for both parties to be knowledgeable on what their schools code of ethics and requirements are in order to provide a safe learning environment.
Unfortunately being bullied is not a new form of interaction between peers, but nonetheless it has continues to be a major issue that school administration and teachers are facing. They have put different programs into place, one I recall reading about last year was in Ontario, Canada. They have a Safe Schools Act that provides a definitive set of regulations for punishments that must be issued for students. It explains what must happen when serious student incidents or inappropriate student behavior takes place at school. A breakdown and requirements of the law is as follows:
requires all school staff to report serious student incidents that could lead to suspension or expulsion
means principals will learn about events that happen in school that negatively affect the school climate
ensures parents know that schools will respond appropriately to serious student incidents
ensures parents know when their child is a victim of such behavior.
school staff who work directly with students will respond to all cases of disrespectful and inappropriate student behavior, as long as it is safe to do so. Examples of this include racist, sexual, sexist or homophobic comments, slurs and jokes and graffiti as well as activities that could lead to suspension and expulsion
a school board employee who learns of a serious incident must tell their principal. School staff will make sure that the victim receives the support they need, such as counseling or referral to child and youth services.
They have a ?Safe School Climate Act? in South Carolina as well. They hope to deter students from acting in disruptive behavior. One article I referenced sited that in order to successfully deal with bullying it ?involves building a genuine community within the school. Everyone accepts they have the right to be free from harassment and that they have the responsibility to support their weaker and more vulnerable peers.” But also under the National Administration Guideline number 5 states that “Schools not only have a moral obligation to reduce bullying, their charter agreement between the school?s trustees and the Minister of Education specifically directs the school to “provide a safe physical and emotional environment”.
http://www.nobully.org.nz/guidelines.htm
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/safeschl/eng/code.html

(4)

Student Teacher Relationship

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Sexual misconduct is defined as : “conduct towards any person that would consitute a criminal offernceof a sexual nature; or conduct that is sexual harrassment as described in section 119 of the anti discrimination act “. Sexual activites or relatios would included innappropraite touching, remarks, exhibitionism, or any other kind of jokes or gestures that have sexual context.
The Association of American educators has a code of ethics with a specail part just about romantic relationships. This code deals with four basic priciples. The principles consist of ethical conduct towards students, ethical conduct towards practices and preformance, ethical conduct towards colleagues, and also ethical conduct towards parents,and also the community. Most schools and colleges ban this type of interaction between teachers and students.
As we have seen in the past, student teacher relationships are not good. Not only does the relationship affect the teacher, but the student, the school, parents, but really the whole community. Although the teacher would be the only one punished. In many instances, the teacher wil recieve crimianl charges, while the student gets nothing. Having a student teacher relationship is not moraly ethical and it is very much illegal. “Taking the relationship to a more personal level is moraly acceptable only when it enhances the educational experience of the student”. However at no time, should a teacher have a friend like relationship.
When these type of situations arise, we have noticed that the maturity level between the two people often differs very much. The teacher may also give unfair advantages to the student “partner”
As we have noticed in the past, and as iI have stated above, their is too many reasons why student teacher relations are forbidden. These relationships are begining to be a growing problem, that is still very inappropriate. Please see my links below!
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/facultycode.html
http://www2.ucsc.edu/title9-sh/relations.htm
http://education.qld.gov.au/corporate/codeofconduct/respect_for_persons.html
http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/about-us/aae-code-of-ethics
http://ehow.com/facts_6302155_teacher_student-code-ethics.html
http://www.suite101.com/content/student-teacher-relatioships-in-college-a283094

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