NAEYC Code Of Ethical Conduct Analysis

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08.12.2017
Assessment on Code of Ethical Conduct
According to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, what are the four groups we have responsibilities to as early childhood educators?
The four groups we have responsibilities to as early childhood educators are the children we teach, their families, our colleagues, and the community we belong in.
What is the purpose of ideals listed in each section of the Code of Ethical Conduct?
The ideals listed always reflect the 'aspirations' or the 'aims' of each section, the things that they hope would serve as a guide to what rules us practitioners should live by, and discretionary guides to everyday
What is the purpose of the principles listed in each section
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The core value I choose is the one that says to respect the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual, be it a child, a family member, or a colleague. Respect is a right that everyone is entitled to and just because they are children does not mean that they do not need to be respected. They also have their own feelings and thoughts, and as they grow older, it is important that they learn the value of respect for them to be respectful towards everything.
Describe a specific example of what you think could happen if you ignored that core value in your work with children and families.
If I were to ignore this core value of respect, I would not be a good role model for my pupils. They might think that since I do not value respect, it would also be 'okay' for them to do so, and thus it might result in them behaving badly and disrespecting their classmates, their teachers, and even their family members. Respect is the foundation of a good and trusting relationship, and since I want my pupils and their parents to trust me, I should treat them with respect for them to learn that it is a valuable moral necessary for good
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Which principle in the Code of Ethical Conduct helps you know how to handle the dilemma? (Write out the principle, including the principle number.)
P-3A.2- When we have concerns about the professional behaviour of a co-worker, we shall first let that person know of our concern in a way that shows respect for personal dignity and for the diversity to be found among staff members, and then attempt to resolve the matter collegially and in a confidential manner.
Based on that principle, how do you respond to the situation?
To resolve this, I would first wait for their conversation to be over, then I would ask to speak with him alone. I would directly address the problem and tell him that I am bothered by his prejudice against that student's racial/ethnic origins, and that I am worried how it might affect how he treats the student, and I would also tell him that joking about it to our colleagues might also influence their thoughts about the student. I would tell it to him in a respectable manner that doing so is unfair and disrespectful to the student, and since we should be role-models for our students, we should stop doing things like that. I would listen
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