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Ethics and Learning for Teacher Trainees, Team-Based Simulations in Cases of Bullying in School

  • Yifat DavidoffEmail author
  • Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_252



Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching

Society expects teachers to be guided by ethical principles in dealing with the bullying they encounter. Teachers are perceived as professionals who help shape the image of society and should be capable of making ethical decisions for the general good. As ethical agents, they shape coming generations of citizens (Aloni 2013; Barrett et al. 2012).

Ethical dilemmas in teaching are defined as complex situations that usually entail ethical conflicts for which teachers and educators are required to provide appropriate responses (Shapira-Lishchinsky 2013; Bullough 2011).

Studies indicate that dealing with ethical dilemmas helps educators to develop emotionally, morally, and operatively. Emotionally, dealing with ethical dilemmas emerges teachers’ feelings of empathy and solidarity, recognition of others’ feelings and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and PolicyBar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

Section editors and affiliations

  • Don Passey
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  1. 1.Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Educational ResearchLancaster UniversityLancasterUK