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Lane, J. (in progress). A Synthesis of Research Describing the International Development of Professional Ethics Within the Field of Education. Research project sponsored by the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies Lane, J. (in progress). The Middle Level Concept and Quest for Social Justice: Struggles Matching, Privilege, Diversity, and Opportunity. Middle Grades Review, (December 2012). American Educational Research Association member affiliated with the following AERA Special Interest Groups: Administration, Organization & Leadership Constructivist Theory, Research, and Practice Leadership for Social Justice Middle Level Education Research Moral Development and Education Narrative Research Qualitative Research
The purpose of this emerging study is to explore the teacher codes of ethics of the 50 American states to determine the ethical guidance that states provide their teachers. The study seeks to discover to what extent the codes address concerns for vulnerable student populations. These include references to gender, sexual preference, transgender, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability. The study seeks to discover which states specifically address concerns for vulnerable populations. Next, the study seeks to describe prevailing themes regarding the ethical expectations of teacher across states. The study highlights the imperative to specifically address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized students in the U.S. by providing ethical direction to teachers through professional codes of ethics.