Ankara University, School of Physical Education and Sports, Ankara, Turkey.
Abstract: Ethics discusses underlying ideas of us by examining our behaviours. Ethics in education is of special importance. In ethical decision-making, personal beliefs, principles and rules and dilemma solving skills are effective. The aim of this study is to examine types of analysing professional ethical dilemmas of physical education teachers in primary and secondary public schools. Case study was conducted to collect data. Measurement tool has been applied to 44 physical education teachers who voluntarily participated in the study. Data collection tool involves four case studies that include ethical dilemmas which physical education teachers may most frequently face at school and classroom environments. For analysing the data, “content analysis” technique has been used among qualitative data techniques. In three of the case studies where teachers make ethical analysis, more than half of the participants have been observed that they respected professional ethical principles. As to one of the case studies, more than half of the participant teachers gave inappropriate decisions regarding neutrality, effective use of resources, truth and honest principles. For teachers facing ethical dilemmas, guiding training programs on ethics should be developed aimed at to understand complex moral choices.
[Oğuz Özbek. Physical Education Teachers’ Types of Analysing Professional Ethical Dilemmas. Life Sci J2013;10(1):2670-2678] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 3