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Ch 27: Ethics & Professionalism in Early Education

About This Chapter

Review the ethical and professional standards for teachers with the help of the short but informative lessons in this chapter. Use this resource for academic or professional purposes, such as preparing for educational course or certification exams.

Ethics and Professionalism in Early Education - Chapter Summary

From ethical conduct to student confidentiality, this chapter is designed to cover everything you need to know about teacher ethics and professionalism. Lessons address code of ethics as well as legislation that impacts education and teacher responsibilities and duties. You'll learn about student records, informed consent, zero tolerance and more. After you complete your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recite standards as set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Understand tips for conducting parent-teacher conferences
  • See how to maintain student record accuracy and confidentiality
  • Explain what informed consent in research means
  • List the pros and cons of prayer in school
  • Summarize zero tolerance and No Child Left Behind policies and laws

This chapter combines video and text lessons to bring you expert instruction and detailed examples. You will find that lessons can be accessed at all times, from any device, so study is convenient for your schedule. Brief quizzes can be used to determine whether you are ready to move from one lesson to the next and you can easily chart your progress through the chapter on your Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: Ethics & Professionalism in Early Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

1. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sets forth standards of ethics for its members to follow. In this lesson, we'll examine their code of ethical conduct, including the core values, major areas of ethics, and the statement of commitment.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers

2. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers

This lesson looks at the best tips for teachers for parent-teacher conferences, in order to help create positive results for both student and teacher. It gives practical examples of real-life situations. The lesson is followed by a practical quiz.

Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

3. Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the importance of maintaining accurate and systematic student records. Strategies for keeping records about students' academic performance, attendance, and behavior will be included.

Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

4. Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

How do you preserve student records in a way that protects their confidentiality? This article discusses the laws regulating private student information and best practices for compliance.

What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

5. What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

After you have figured out what you are going to research and have approval to do it, you need informed consent from the participants in your experiment. What is informed consent, and how is it different than regular consent?

Prayer in Public Schools: History, Law, Pros & Cons

6. Prayer in Public Schools: History, Law, Pros & Cons

Prayer in public schools is still a topic that's deliberated today. This lesson takes you through the history, law, pros, and cons of prayer in schools and offers a quiz to test your knowledge on this topic.

Zero Tolerance Policy in Schools

7. Zero Tolerance Policy in Schools

Zero tolerance policies are common in schools. This lesson will discuss the ins and outs of zero tolerance policies and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

8. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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