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Ethical Issues in Teaching

  1. Michael Cholbi

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee656

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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Cholbi, M. 2013. Ethical Issues in Teaching. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


Learning is any process that, by engaging with a person's rational powers, results in an improvement in that person's knowledge, skills, behaviors, or values. Learning can of course occur unaided. Teaching, however, is the deliberate effort to induce learning in another person. The ethics of teaching, then, addresses the ethical standards, values, or traits that govern deliberate efforts to induce learning in others.


  • education;
  • practical (applied) ethics;
  • children;
  • institutions;
  • learning