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and scholarships and other financial assistance, it will be very
difficult to make advances in the representation of students of
Although, participants in the 1991 study reported a
significant amount of confusion about whether teaching in
settings lacking ethnic diversity among the faculty is ethical
or not, two-thirds report this as their experience.
In spite of the demographic changes expected in the United
States, the lagging economic opportunity for African Americans
and Hispanics will perpetuate the low participation of these
groups in higher education. Added to the economic issues are
those related racism. This reality and the tone in the country
today may all contribute to an increase in the belief that a
more homogeneous faculty is ethical.
Hypothesis #7: A majority of respondents will report that
they teach in settings that lack adequate
ethnic diversity among the faculty, and
Hypothesis #8: Teaching in a setting that lacks ethnic
diversity will be viewed as ethical.
Significance of the Study
Ethics deals with values, both good and bad, with
right and wrong. We cannot avoid involvement in
ethics, for what we do-and what we don't do-is
always a possible subject of ethical evaluation
We need moral knowledge and skills more often,
Here’s what’s next.
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Scales, Renay Ford. Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty, dissertation, August 2002; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3212/m1/14/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .