Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide, Revised Edition
About the Book
This book provides information and guidance to help you teach new and experienced educators about professional ethics and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Full of engaging, effective ways to introduce the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and explore real-life, challenging ethical issues that face early childhood educators, the book includes tools and techniques the authors developed through their extensive experience teaching about ethics and the NAEYC Code.
This is a companion resource to Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code, Second Edition.
Special features of this new edition:
- Explains the needs of adult learners at different stages of professional development
- Details theories of moral development and their implications for ethical decision making
- Provides effective ways of teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
- Offers new and updated interactive activities, including games and a collection of cases for college classes and trainings on ethics
Stephanie Feeney, PhD, is professor emerita of education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Stephanie has written extensively about professionalism and ethics and has been deeply involved in developing the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, revising the Code, and developing the supplements for adult educators and program administrators. She is coauthor of Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator and Teaching the Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide.
Nancy K. Freeman, PhD, is professor emerita of early childhood education at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. She has served as president of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) and was on its board for many years. Nancy has written extensively on professional ethics and has been involved in the NAEYC Code’s revisions and the development of its supplements. Nancy is coauthor of Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator and of Teaching the Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide.
Eva Moravcik, MEd, is professor of early childhood education at Honolulu Community College and is coordinator of a child development lab school. Her publications include textbooks and curriculum. She participated in the development of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct supplements for program administrators and adult educators.
Professions, by definition, are called to a noble purpose. Fulfilling this purpose relies on adherence to a collectively agreed upon professional code of ethics. Kudos to the authors for continually expanding the early childhood education field’s understanding of this imperative.
—Stacie G. Goffin, author of Professionalizing Early Childhood as a Field of Practice: A Guide to the Next Era
Every person who works with or on behalf of young children has a responsibility to do the right thing. This book provides a moral compass, guiding educators’ decisions to ensure that children are protected, nurtured, and educated.
—Sherry M. Cleary, Executive Director, New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
As a teacher educator, I find this book to be an invaluable resource. Its many engaging, interactive activities bring the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct to life for students and early childhood educators.
—Angela C. Baum, President-Elect, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Every child, at every age, deserves an ethical and effective professional teacher. The authors of Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide have managed to connect hands-on activities with learning about the foundations of ethics, which benefits educators, children, and families.
—Phillip S. Rogers, EdD, Executive Director/CEO, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)