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Lecture 4

EDPS 410 Lecture 4: Private Life vs. Public Role


Department
Education - Policy Studies
Course Code
EDPS410
Professor
Michelle Hawks
Lecture
4

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EDPS410:PrivateLife&PublicRole  1
January29thtoFebruary5th2015
ATAProfession
● Teacher’s24/7365
● Selfreflectionneedstobeahabit
● PedagogicalTactcanadaptquickly
TeachingQualityStandard
● IncludesKnowledge,Skills,andAttributesthatallteachersneedforcertification
● DifferentfromtheATACodeofConduct
CodeofConduct
● Privatevs.publicrole
● 24/7rolemodel,heldtoahigherstandard
● 1990’sSupremeCourtofCanadaheardacaseonMonctonTeacherMalcolmRoss
○ Consideredtobeagoodteacher
○ Believedtheholocaustdidn’thappenthewayit’stold
■ fewarticles,pamphletsnowherewherestudentscouldfindthem
○ Courtobligationtobearolemodelsupersedestheteacher’srightstofreedom
18002327208
ATA
DickinsonReading
● Violationofcommunitystandardspublicsviewsaffectviewofteachers’actions
Teachersaremoralagents
Shewan+ShewanCaseMr.Shewanputaseminudephotoofhiswifeinamen’s
magazine
RossCaseTeachermadehisviewsonJewsknown,butonlyoutsidetheschool
● KemplingCaseteacher/counselorpublishedhomophobicarticles/essays
● InboththeRossandKemplingcasesjustifiedinfringementofrights
● ArgumentofFreedomofExpressionTeacherskindofhavethatbutnotfull
● ImplicitBiasdon’tknowyouhaveabiasbutitcomesoutanyway
● Explicitbiasawareyouhavethebias
● Inferredharmnoharmspecificallybutwillbeorlikelytobe
● Harmperseindirectlyharmedtheprofession
● Justifiedlimitslimitsonrightsbecauseofprofession
● “Althoughitissettledlawthatteachers,likestudents,carrytheircivillibertiesandrights
...inthroughtheschoolhousegate,theimportantquestionforteachersiswhetherthey
carrytheiremploymentandprofessionalobligationsbackthroughthatgatewhenthey
leave.“(384)
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