Ethics in Practice
Ethical Decision Making
Think about a situation you have experienced where the ethics were problematic for you; perhaps, it was a hiring decision, a firing decision, or allocation of scarce resources. Answer the following prompt:
– How did you make your decision? What were your guiding thoughts?
– Were you satisfied with the outcome, or would you handle the situation differently if you could do it over?
– Is there anything you wish you had known at the time?
– What advice would you give someone facing the same or a similar situation?
Schmidt, S. W., & Biniecki, S. M. Y. (2016). Organization and administration of adult education programs: A guide for practitioners. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
o Chapter 10, “A Question of Character.”
o “Ethics” section, pages 235248.
o This section discusses ethics and ethical decision making, situated within the necessary legal framework, which guides the adult education environment.