Code of Ethics for Educators Code of Ethics for Educators

Discuss the rationale for the code of conduct in this field, including why it is necessary within the industry or field.
Analyze the strengths and/or weaknesses with the code of conduct.
Discuss which elements of the code refer to ethical and which refer to legal guidelines.
Utilize at least two concepts from the text and/or course lecture to analyze the code.
Sources must be cited and documented using APA style (see the Syllabus for more details).

Solution Summary

DISCUSS THE RATIONALE FOR THE CODE OF CONDUCT IN THIS FIELD, INCLUDING WHY IT IS NECESSARY WITHIN THE INDUSTRY OR FIELD.

The Code of Contact for Educators is needed for many reasons, but the most important is that teachers are dealing with minors if they teach kindergarten through the early college years. Teachers are also looked up to as role models and they have a responsibility to be worthy of the student's admiration. The success of the student is directly dependent upon the performance of the teacher. If the teacher is not held to standards of quality, then there is no guarantee they will do their best to help every student. Personalities of teachers and students do not always work well together and there is a risk that a student that is not liked like a teacher may be treated unfairly. The Code on Conduct provides protection from this occurring.