LANGUAGE AND CIVIL S OCIETY E-JOURNAL
B USINESS ETHICS
This volume in the English Teaching Forum's electronic journal Language and Civil Society is devoted to Business Ethics.
Some business practices traverse national and cultural boundaries. Others do not. In this volume, we will begin with a primary emphasis on business ethics as it relates to human rights, fairness, and justice. With a content-based language teaching approach, the materials presented in this volume will help English language teachers around the world who want to teach English for business ethics. The volume contains ten chapters. The chapters provide teachers summaries of information on business ethics and materials for use in classes and tutorials. Each chapter contains the following critical elements: accurate and helpful information about business ethics, useful activities (with handouts, overhead transparencies, and readings), a list of resources (on-line and others) to assist teachers, and finally, references for the information and materials used in the chapter.
The primary author for this volume is Dr. Lizabeth England.
Liz England is Professor and Chair of TESOL, School of Education and Human Development, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, United States. She has published books and articles on a variety of topics, including English for Specific Purposes (ESP) with an emphasis on English for business and ESP teacher education. She has provided teacher education courses and workshops for teachers and graduate students in both on line and face-to-face delivery settings. She has managed a national curriculum revision project and several university-based curriculum revision (including administration, curriculum, assessment, accreditation and teacher education) projects for ESL, EFL and TESOL. She supervised teachers of English and Arabic at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, as well as at the Hong Kong Institute for Education. Currently, she leads an online program in TESOL offering courses leading to Master‘s and certificates in TESOL. Her short-term training projects are sponsored by United States Department of State (English Language Programs Office), ministries of education, universities, and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) international and TESOL affiliates worldwide.
In addition to workshops in the United States (District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia), here is a full list of countries in which Dr. England has done teacher education workshops and shortterm consultancies: Afghanistan, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Mexico, Occupied Territories-Palestine, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BUSINESS ETHICS VOLUME
Principles of Business Ethics
Ethics at Work- Leadership and Integrity
Business Education- Ethics and New Professionals
Whistle blowing- Alerting Management to Unethical Practices
Socially Responsible Business- Doing the Right Thing
Mass Communications and Ethics- Television
Intellectual Property- Yours, Mine, and Ours
Marketing with a Conscience: Sales and Ethics
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ETHICS
Ethics form the foundation for international economic activities. Ethical guidelines are essential in making business decisions. Business professionals have responsibilities to make decisions based upon ethical principles. In the 21st century, the role of ethics in international business transactions and interactions will receive more attention.
Materials in this volume will help teachers and...
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