Teachers are leaders – in their own right

Teachers are leaders – in their own right. Surprisingly, there is little attention on the topic of leadership and ethics until recently, ethicists and leadership researchers started again to consider the implications of moral dimensions in leadership – be it political, economic, religious and educational realm. Teachers are leaders – in their own right. Surprisingly, there is little attention on the topic of leadership and ethics until recently, ethicists and leadership researchers started again to consider the implications of moral dimensions in leadership – be it political, economic, religious and educational realm.
Why now? Nussbaum (2009) has triggered the world of education when she said that education is in crisis. She articulated that the legacy of Dewey on the crucial importance of liberal education is today deeply threatened. One reason may be the democratic deficits of our educational system in the Philippines.
OBJECTIVES:
One question form the framework of this paper: Is there a moral dimension to leadership? This may seem to be simple and straightforward question, but as we shall see there is a debate and controversy surrounding it. Even in the most basic aspects of education through the theory of Dewey’s liberal education.