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
Publish Date: 2016
Stephanie Feeney, PhD, is professor emerita of education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is coauthor of NAEYC’s “Code of Ethical Conduct” and NAEYC’s books about professional ethics. She participated in the development of supplements to the code for adult educators and program administrators and has written extensively about ethics in early care and education. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our best for Young Children and coauthor of Who Am I in the Lives of Children? [email protected]
Nancy K. Freeman, PhD, is professor emerita of education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she was a member of the early childhood faculty. She has served as president of NAECTE and was a member of its board for many years. Nancy has written extensively on professional ethics since the 1990s, and has been involved in the Code’s revisions and in the development of its Supplements for Program Administrators and Adult Educators. [email protected]
Eva Moravcik is professor of early childhood education at Honolulu Community College and the site coordinator of the Leeward Community College Children’s Center in Pearl City, Hawaii. She is coauthor of Who Am I in the Lives of Children? (with Stephanie Feeney and Sherry Nolte) and Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children (with Sherry Nolte). [email protected]
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)