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Author(s): Fatma ÖZMEN | Ali GÜNGÖR

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 9;
Issue: 15;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Supervision | ethics | educational institutions | supervisors

ABSTRACT
Supervision in education plays a crucial role in attaining educational goals. In addition to determining the present situation, it has a theoretical and practical function regarding the actions to be taken in general and the achievement of teacher development in particular to meet the educational goals in the most effective way. For the education supervisors to act ethically in their tasks while achieving this vital mission shall facilitate them to build up trust, to enhance the level of collaboration and sharing, thus it shall contribute to organizational effectiveness. Ethics is an essential component of educational supervision. Yet, it demonstrates rather vague quality due to the conditions, persons, and situations. Therefore, it is a difficult process to develop the ethical standards in institutions. This study aims to clarify the concept of ethics, to bring up its importance, and to make recommendations for more effective supervisions from the aspect of ethics, based on the literature review, some research results, and sample cases reported by teachers and supervisors.
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