Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management

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Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management

As is the case with most things in life, we all have different perceptions of different things. Given that fact, some perceptions may intertwine and reflect similar opinions and or facts. People will all have different perceptions about politics, religion, education, and sports, just to name a few. However, all of those things could have similar perceptions and similar opinions from different people. However, each could have some common denominator as well. The same could be said for ethics and it’s definition. We may all have different definitions, but it is highly likely we all would mention something that reflected a common denominator or indicated similar perceptions or opinions.

Taking a look at "two independent variables—the salience of ethical standards regarding deception and the availability of alternatives to agreement— were predicted to influence negotiators' willingness to deceive. It was hypothesized the presence of ethical standards would reduce deception, even when organizational reward contingencies and other external pressures favored its use. Competing hypotheses regarding the effects of alternatives were also proposed A role-play exercise describing a negotiation between an automotive manufacturer and a supplier of component parts was used to test the study hypotheses. Eighty MBA students participated in the exercise. Results showed that the salience of ethical standards decreased the use of deception by negotiators and led to more equal agreements. However, contrary to expectations, the availability of an alternative had no effect on deception. Implications for theory and practice are discussed and future research directions are offered." (Karl Aquino,1998)

When I think of ethics, I think of certain moral and legal rules that should be followed by society as a whole. In our readings for week four, I read where some people said ethics can be taught and some said it could not....
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