Ethical Scenarios Regardless of your field of study, you will encounter ethical issues along the way that will require difficult choices. The best way to problem solve is to use your Professional Standards by Program table as a guide. In this discussion forum, each program has a scenario to read, reflect on, and problem-solve using the knowledge you have gained from your degree program in conjunction with your professional standards. To prepare for this Discussion,
Mrs. Ashland, the daycare teacher, is greeting children as they enter the room. Mr. Jones and Caleb are greeted by Mrs. Ashland. Mr. Jones, who is visibly irritated, states he does not want Caleb playing in the housekeeping area. He states in their culture; the kitchen is not a place for men and he does not want him playing there during the day. He also finds fault in his son playing with the dolls and dressing them up. Mrs. Ashland responds calmly and asks Mr. Jones if he and his wife would be available to set up a time to talk about this further. He agrees to come in afterschool to discuss, but states, “Caleb is not allowed to play in the kitchen today.” If you were Mrs. Ashland, how would you handle the situation?
In the Professional Standards by Program table, follow the link corresponding to your program’s professional standards. In your initial post, •List the title of your scenario. •Copy and paste the specific professional standard that will help you solve this ethical dilemma. •Respond to the following question: ◦Why did you choose the standard you did? •Describe the steps you would take to solve this problem. •Create an ethical scenario of your own that pertains to your field of study for your peers to solve. Be sure that your scenario is detailed enough so that your peers from a different field of study can understand the situation and problem solve.