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What Teachers Need to Know: Professional Ethics

ByNancy K. Freeman, Stephanie Feeney

The purpose of this chapter is to identify what teachers of young children need to know about professional ethics. We provide an overview of the moral dimensions of teaching; identify the codes of ethics that guide teachers’ work, with a particular focus on codes that address early childhood educators; provide an overview of moral development and theories of ethical thinking; consider how to infuse ethics in students’ curriculum; and explore how an early childhood teacher educator can go about teaching ethics during every stage of early childhood educators’ professional development.