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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
ISSN 2360-7076
Vol.2 (4), pp. 52-55 May, 2015
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Article ID:/15/EPRR/018/04 pages
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Original Research Article

Examining perceptions of three elementary principals regarding their ethical preparedness

Carlos Castro* and Eric Moore

Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of  America.

*Corresponding Author Email: castroc88(at)
Tel: +1(561) 304-2018

date Received:     date Accepted: May 22, 2015     date Published:


This study examined the three principals’ perceptions on the continuous ethical trainings the school district provides administrators. Principals are held to standards of behavioral expectations which are summarized in the Florida’s Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Regrettably, ethical misconduct occurs and affects many neighborhoods as well as educational settings throughout the nation. History shows that the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida was implemented on March 24, 1965. The Code of Ethics was later revised in 1981 as well as on July 6, 1982 .On July 6, 1982 the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida was enacted and put into effect. The school district in this study is not providing the three elementary principals with the tools to be agents of ethical behavior. Ethical behavior and principals must become synonymous if a dramatic drop in misconduct is to come to fruition.

Key words: Code of Ethics, educational leader, ethical misconduct, ethics, leadership summit

Castro and Moore