Ethical Leadership Case

Prepare a 4- to 5-page paper in which you research a contemporary educational ethical issue where your personal beliefs and values may conflict with legal and societal expectations.

Address the following points in your case:

  • Summarize the educational ethics issue, present the legal stance, and assert what you believe the societal stance to be. Then explain your stance on the issue and how it differs from/conflicts with the legal and societal expectations.
  • As an educational leader, if this issue arose in your institution, what course of action would you take? Would that course of action be based on your personal values or ethical decision making? How would you sell your ideas to other leaders, parents, students, and the community?
  • If your ideas were not accepted, what would your fallback position be, if you had one?

Your assignment will be graded according to the Case Grading Rubric. Be sure to utilize APA format and incorporate at least 3 sources into your Case.

Chapter 4: Best Interests of the Student: An Ethical Model

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