Chapter 6 - Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct
Terms in this set (17)
Obligations of teacher
3. Profession (Colleagues)
1. State Board of education
2. School board - set policies and meet
*School advisory Council - develops an improvement plan for a school
3. Commissioner of education
*Education Practice Commission.
The Florida Statutes are the codified, statutory laws of Florida; it currently has 48 titles. A chapter in the Florida Statutes represents all of the relevant statutory law on a particular subject.
State Board of education
4. manages funding from government
1. vote on
2. hire teacher
3. teacher salary
4. implement policies
Commissioner of education
Minister of education
1. Chief educational officer.
2. administrative authority of the Florida Department of Education
3. tries to improve the proficiency level at every school
Office of Professional Practice Services
1. The is a department that Investigates misconduct
The Florida Department of Education Office of Professional Practice Services administers a state-level grievance process and plays an integral part in ensuring that appropriate disciplinary actions are taken against the certificate of an educator certified to teach in Florida.
1. the commissioner of education signs off on ruling.
Education Practice Commission
1. they intervene when a teacher breaks the rules
2. Penalties against an educator's certificate
Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida - Sections
1. The educator values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship.
2. Educator's PRIMARY concern is for the student and for the development of the student's potential.
3. maintaining the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents, and of other members of the community
Focal application points of the Code of Ethics
1. consider the student and the development thereof.
2. check licensing when utilizing instructional materials or copying it
Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida
1. violation = revocation or suspension of certificate
2. Obligation to the students improved education
3. Be obligated to the profession of education (Admin, coworkers etc)
4. The rules shall constitute the Principles of professional conduct
9 Obligation to the students
1. reasonable effort to protect the student from harmful conditions
2. do not unreasonably restrain a student from pursuing extra learning.
3. don't unreasonably deny students from diverse point of view.
4. Don't intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's academic program.
5. don't intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
6. Don't harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age etc.
7. Don't exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage
8. keep students' personal identifiable information a secret
Application of Conduct to Students
1. if ABUSE is suspected, call Florida Abuse Hotline.
Admin does not have to be told
2. If Child neglect is observed like body odor
Obligation - profession and colleagues
1. be honest professionally
2. don't interfere with a colleagues civil rights
3. do not harass or discriminate a colleagues
4. do not make false/ malicious statements about colleagues
5. do not use coercive means to promise special treatment.
6. do not misrepresent your qualification
7. do not submit fraudulent information
8. do not withhold relevant information on a application
Obligation - profession and colleagues, con't
9. provide thorough information on past employment.
10. do not assist an unqualified person to gain entry
11. report any arrest within 48 hours
12. Report any violation of Florida School Code
13. shall not seek reprisal against anyone who has made a report on you
14. If punished, must comply with the order of the education practice commission (EPC)
15. as an administrator, you must cooperate with EPC in monitoring the punished person
Application of Conduct to teachers
1. Institutional privileges such as printing off the computer should not be used to aid or support a student.
2. When teachers are asked for their personal opinion about state adopted curriculum, teachers must decline from commenting.
3. There is never a scenario in which using instructional privileges for personal gain is ever warranted
Obligation - public
1. distinguish personal views from institution/ organization
2. shall not distort facts in a public expression.
3. don't use instructional privileges for personal gain.
4. Don't accept gifts that might influence professional judgement
5. shall not offer any gift to obtain special advantage