Ethics And Ethics Of Iowa Teachers

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Iowa educators are expected to follow chapters 25 and 26 of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Ethics Handbook and expected to develop an ethical framework. Chapters 25 and 26 of the BOEE Ethics Handbook state a professional code of conduct and ethics. Ethical framework is the code that a teacher uses to guide his/her behavior or decision making. Both are important in maintaining a professional relationship with students.
Chapter 25 of the BOEE Ethics Handbook states a system of moral principles the teachers of Iowa are required to follow. The handbook lists eight minimum standards of conduct and ethics that educators are not allowed to violate. Standard one is the conviction of sexual or other immoral crimes with or toward a student, child, or dependent adult. Teachers are expected to maintain professional relationships students both inside and outside the classroom. Educators are expected to not commit drug and alcohol abuse, which is discussed under standard two. Standard three states that teachers cannot falsify or misrepresent information concerning licensure, criminal history, employment history,
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Iowa educators have a right to be licensed and endorsed in the subject area they want to teach. If an administrator or fellow teacher asks an educator to do a job for which they are not legally allowed to do, that educator has a right and a responsibility to refuse to do that job. If teaching outside a license occurs, that person can be fined or disciplined. However, schools can ask teachers to complete additional coursework to receive another endorsement or license. Educators are expected to keep information concerning a student or a student’s family confidential unless they are required to give up that information by law. Finally, as an educator, they have the right to exercise their own professional judgment when choosing how to teach the required core

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