THEME: What is the Role of Professionals in the Public Square
Professionals in all fields -- education, business, law, medicine, journalism, social work, engineering, etc.-- bring a special expertise to the discussion of ideas in the public square of a democracy. At times, democratic decisions or views widely held by the public conflict with sound professional knowledge and other imperatives faced by the professional, and challenge the integrity of the choices that a professional must make in a particular case. Under those circumstances, the professional is left with a decision about the ethical path to follow. This issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy invites authors to compose a dilemma that pits a democratic decision or widely held view against the expertise of professional standards or other imperatives faced by a professional, examine the choices that would have to be weighed, and consider the most ethical position that should be taken. This issue of the journal invites authors from all professions to look at the dilemma from within the context of their own professions.
DEADLINE FOR MANUSCRIPTS: MAY 31, 2009
PUBLICATION DATE: SUMMER 2010
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