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The ethical paradigm(s) explained by Shapiro and Stefkovich (2011), which is most evident in Case 5.5, a place to study, in my opinion, is the ethic of care. Ms. Grady cared so much about getting her students to improve their performance that she presented to parents on how they can help in that process. The fact that she went out of their way to purchase pencil cases and fill them with writing instruments is a testimony to that. “The ethics of care is important not only to scholars but to educational leaders who are often asked t make moral decisions,” (Stiaaporo & Skefkovish 2011 p. 17). Roland Martin refers to education as the integration of reason and emotion, for self and others, (Gorski, P. C., & Pothini, S. G., 2018). However, the problem with Ms. Grady, in this case, is that she had problems considering multiple voices in the decision-making process. Roland Martin, (1993) wrote of the three C ’s as Caring, Concern and, Connection (Shapiro and Stefkovich, 2011). In this case study, Ms. Grady cared greatly and was very concerned, however, she did not make the connection at first. Upon reflection, she could make that connection and learn an important career and life lesson in the process. From my experience, when a teacher really cares they can become over zealous andwant the student to learn at any cost. This can cause one to overlook the other factors, jump to conclusion and create other unintended conflicts. In addition, “ethic of care requires leaders to consider multiple voices in the decision-making process,” (Shapiro and Stefkovich, 2011). Ms. Grady, in this case, considered some and failed to consider others in this case. Experience may cause teachers to learn from such action and to be more cognizant of that other aspects, especially as it relates to the connections.
Summarizes the equitable outcomes you imagined, and explain your plan of action that includes both an immediate response(s) and long-term implicationsThe equitable and just outcomes I imagine are as follows:Ms. Grady gains a better understanding and appreciation of Shua’s family situation, their roots and their values (Laureate 2015 c). Ms. Grady understands and appreciates that different cultures exist and don’t jump to conclusions. Shua’s parents get needed assistance with school supplies or other household items from agencies (if needed).