Ethical Dilemmas among Teachers with Disabilities

N. Tal-Alon, Orly Shapira

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    This study aimed to identify the ethical dilemmas that teachers with different physical disabilities face. We conducted 20 In-depth interviews with teachers, with an emphasis on giving voice to those with a variety of disabilities. The findings reveal a multifaceted structure of ethical dilemmas: the “coming out of the disability closet” dilemma, the classroom management dilemma, the equality/equity dilemma, and the healthy/self dilemma. The first three concern disabilities as social issues rather than individual challenges. Hence, for these individual teachers, dealing with the school environment is often more difficult and demanding than is coping with the disability itself.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Article number102881
    Number of pages11
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019


    • Ethical dilemmas
    • Physical disabilities
    • School teachers


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