This bestselling text has been expanded to include the most important ethical issues in contemporary schooling.

The Fifth Edition features:

  • A reconsideration of Equal Treatment of Students.
  • An updated list of Recommendations for Further Reading.

Written in a style that speaks directly to today’s teacher, The Ethics of Teaching, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies of day-to-day ethical dilemmas. The book covers such topics as: punishment and due process • intellectual freedom • equal treatment of students • multiculturalism • religious differences • democracy • teacher burnout • professional conduct • parental rights • child abuse/neglect • sexual harassment.

The Ethics of Teaching is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION SERIES, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Praise for Previous Editions!

“Well-written and easy to read….should facilitate active class discussions.”

The Professional Educator

“This text will surely engage readers and stimulate them to discuss a dimension of teaching that has been for too long on the back burner.”

Phi Delta Kappan

“An excellent discussion guide for preservice (applied) philosophy courses or for inservice teachers interested in considering how their actions affect student self-perception and classroom practice.”

Educational Leadership

Kenneth A. Strike is Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. Jonas F. Soltis is William Heard Kilpatrick Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.