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The Code of Ethics for Preschool Education
A review of the literature on the ethical demands on the director of a preschool.
# 152812 | 1,317 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Education (Administration) , Education (Early Childhood) , Ethics (General)

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This paper explores the role and professional focus of this author as the director of a preschool designed to help prepare young students for the social and intellectual challenges on the road ahead. The paper examines the literature to determine the ethical demands implied by this role and finds that ultimately, the practical, ethical and age-driven constructs of preschool education denote that the responsibility to the family is tantamount to the responsibility to the student. The paper discusses how the young learner's needs and the school's dedication to addressing these needs in all of their diversity denotes that this author must involve parents on critical levels in a community that extends between the classroom and the home.

Perspective According to Age and Subject
Code of Ethics
Responsibilities Toward Families

From the Paper:

"My perspective on my professional responsibilities is shaped simultaneously by the ethical and the practical implications of providing preschool students with a positive and productive environment. With respect to the latter of these, the age group and the subject dealt with at our school are determinant features of my perspective. Here, our primary focus is helping students at ages 4 and 5 begin preparation for the sometimes difficult transition of entering the next, and far more formal, context for education. The intention is to help prepare children for the transition into kindergarten education. We serve a diverse set of children and families, including significant populations of African American, Haitian, Caucasian, and Latino children. This diversity combines with the needs unique to young learners in order to drive my perspective.
"Indeed, in recent years, studies have emerged to argue that early childhood education is essential to laying the foundations for a successful future in the academic context. Accordingly, "these studies collectively indication that early intervention programs can improve developmental outcomes for children who are at risk of long-term difficult," (Kiley and Racusen, 2007). With the importance of an early childhood education consistently recognized in empirical research, it has become increasingly common for parents to seek early enrollment for their children."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kiley, T. & Racusen, R. (2007). Importance of early childhood education emphasized by witness as House hearing on Head Start. Committee on Education and Labor; U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Lamenburg, F.G. (2000). Early childhood education programs can make a difference in academic, economic and social sense.
  • Rosenberg, H.; Lopez, M.E. & Westmoreland. (2009). Family Engagement: A Shared Responsibility. Harvard Family Research Project.
  • State Department of Education (SDE). (2010). Connecticut Code of Professional Responsibility for Educators. Connecticut State Department of Education.
  • U.S. Department of Education (2008). Prepare my child for school early childhood education.

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