understanding of ethics and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

Module 4 Discussion Assignment 2: Ethical Dilemmas
Module 4 Discussion Assignment 2: Ethical Dilemmas
After a careful review of the lecture for Module 2, you should have a better understanding of ethics and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. For this discussion assignment, you will apply this knowledge to evaluate ethical dilemmas related to early childhood education.
The Prompt
Respond to the following prompt(s) for this module.
Review the three situations below.
For each situation, fully describe the ethical dilemma presented. Include in your description provide details as to how you would handle each situation using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct by outlining specifically what you would do and how your actions align with the code. Match your proposed actions with the specific ideals and/or principles from the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
Joe, a parent of a four-year student in your Pre-K class is concerned that his child will not be ready for kindergarten. Joe contacted the local school district and obtained a copy of the kindergarten readiness tool. Joe approaches you and demands that you begin preparing his child to be ready for kindergarten. He asks that you add structured, academic activities instead of just letting his son play all day.
You are a kindergarten teacher who is eager to implement a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum. Your principal expects you to follow the state-mandated common core curriculum. You are concerned that the teaching practices including in the common core curriculum are not developmentally appropriate for five-year-old children.
It is the beginning of the school year in your kindergarten classroom. For Susie, a student in your classroom, this is her very first time being away from her mother. Each morning when her mother leaves, Susie cries loudly. You comfort Susie with hugs and gentle voices. Your elementary school has a strict no touching policy and your principal has reprimanded you several times for violating this policy.

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