BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-230 - Ethics for Educational Administrators - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-230 - Ethics for Educational Administrators - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides a foundation for examining ethical behavior in administration, and encompasses the concepts of individual responsibility, transparent practices, and performance evaluation. Students will critically investigate concepts of ethical leadership, administration and organizational culture. Aboriginal ways of evaluating ethical conduct and practice are integrated throughout the course.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • identify concepts of ethical leadership and administration in the educational system;

  • articulate the importance of leadership, ethics, and administration in the planning and implementation process;

  • explain how to put ethics and transparency into practice in an educational organization;

  • describe the fiduciary responsibility and management duties of educational administrators; and,

  • compare and contrast Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal notions of ethical standards and best practice in administration and education.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Weldon, Beckner. Ethics for Educational Leaders. (current edition). Baylor University: Allyn & Bacon.

  • Minister of Public Works and Government Services of Canada. (2003). Your Guide to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Hull, QC: Human Rights Programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Other Resources: The following references have been listed because of their contribution to the application and understanding of ethical conduct and behavior in the realm of administration and leadership.

  • Ahia, C.E, & Martin, D. (current edition). The danger-to-self-or-others exception to confidentiality. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • B. Herlihy & G. Corey. (current edition). The relationship between law and ethics/ACA ethical standards casebook. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Ethics Resource Centre. (current edition). A guide to developing your organization’s code of ethics. Washington, DC. Society for Human Resource Management.

  • Kahn, Si. (current edition). Organizing: A guide for grassroots leaders. Silver Springs, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Although this course has been designed as an introduction to leadership, ethics and administration, it can also be used for leadership mentoring and as a tool for expanding knowledge of those presently working in the field of educational administration with Aboriginal communities.