THE ISRAELI EDUCATORS CODE OF ETHICS
Achva Academic College (ISRAEL)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN09 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain
Abstract:“Ethics” refers to the moral values that govern the appropriate conduct of an individual or group. Its principal concern is the nature of human well-being. “Ethics,” as a branch of philosophy, is a systematic attempt to understand the nature and foundations of morality and its effect on our conduct.
Professional codes of ethics demonstrate or general regulations emphasizing what should or should not be done in a professional group. It also acts as an expectation framework that enables to judge the professional by his colleagues. Even though one can find teachers codes of ethics in other countries (such as USA), there has been no agreement upon an Israeli code.
The main purpose of this study was to define and conceptualize an Israeli Educators Code of Ethics by using the Facet theory (Gutman, 1968).
First findings show the data deployment on the SSA map exhibited both radial and an angular form, in a Radex configuration. Israeli teachers believe that professional ethics are based on conditioned values and deploy the variables in the SSA map in a radial configuration forming three circles: personal values (inner circle), social values (middle circle) and universal values (outer circle). The components representing the code of ethics deploy the variables in the SSA map an angular form and show three elements: honor and reliability, student care and concern and professionalism.
Keywords: ethics, code of ethics, teachers, israel, facet theory.