National PTA Training Department
Rev 30 SEP 2009 Copyright, National PTA, 2009 -3-
1.0 Hours (60 Minutes)
After completing this course participants will have:1. Viewed the current National PTA mission and purposes; vision; values; National PTABasic Policies; and a generic PTA "Code of Ethics."2. Explored ethical dilemmas that might present in their involvement with PTA using the"case study" method and identified an ethical course of action in each.
COURSE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
The following discussion is to help you, the Facilitator, understand the broad context of thiscourse and its overall conceptual framework.The concept behind the creation of this course was "To prevent people from doing somethingstupid." While preventing all possible forms of stupidity is obviously beyond the scope of thisor any course, this course attempts to help PTA officers and members avoid doing anythingthat would get them into legal trouble, or impair pursuit of the PTA Mission and Purposes.This course breaks into two parts and has the following "flow:"
Part 1: Foundation — What Is Ethics?
Ethics is "What Ought To Be Done"
What ought to be done is to treat others as we would like to be treated
To know what this means in the PTA context, we apply the "PTA Triple Filter"
Is it legal?
Does it follow PTA policies?
Does it advance PTA’s Mission and Purposes?
Part 2: Practice — Case Studies in Ethical Decision-Making
Here the participants apply what they learned in Part 1 using cases developed usinganecdotal information from "real life" scenarios.