We speak with Meira Levinson, Professor of Education at Harvard, about her website justiceinschools.org and books of “hard cases,” designed to help educators and youth workers think about the ethical implications of their decisions. Often, there are no perfect solutions, and these decisions can have far-reaching consequences in children’s lives. A former teacher herself, Meira would like teachers to be able to consult with specially trained school ethicists.
We have a new video podcast series with Dr. Levinson where we explore timely discussions and ethical dilemmas in education! Click here to know more about it.
00:43-3:50 Justice in Schools (justiceinschools.org)—what it is and why Meira Levinson started it
03:50-08:49 Why cases in case studies must be hard
16:14-17:32 Writing and researching the cases
17:32-21:05 Variation in cases among regions and countries
21:05-22:44 Who and how people are using the cases
22:44-24:10 No cost to users except for multi-media version
24:10-28:52 Defining success
28:52-30:52 Out-of-school-time cases
30:52-38:43 Involvement of students and parents
38:43-39:15 Unknowns about outreach
Click here to know more about our new video podcast series “What Would You Do?”. An initiative of EdEthics and Ethical Schools Podcast, each episode includes a dramatization of an ethical dilemma that could be faced by educators along with a discussion of the case facilitated by Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Meira Levinson.
Soundtrack by Poddington Bear