Emotions and ethics: a Foucauldian framework for becoming an ethical educator

Niesche, Richard, and Haase, Malcom (2012) Emotions and ethics: a Foucauldian framework for becoming an ethical educator. Educational Philosophy and Theory , 44 (3). pp. 276-288.

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Abstract

This paper provides examples of how a teacher and a principal construct their ethical selves. In doing so we demonstrate how Foucault's four-part ethical framework can be a scaffold with which to actively connect emotions to a personal ethical position. We argue that ethical work is and should be an ongoing and dynamic life long process rather than a more rigid adherence to a code of ethics that may not meaningfully engage its adherents. We use Foucault's four-part framework of ethical practice as a framework through which an ethical self can be purposely constructed. This is important work, as those who have authority over others must know how to monitor themselves against the misuse of the power of their positions.

Item ID: 25498
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-5812
Keywords: ethics, emotions, Foucault, education
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 05:37
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 100%
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