Ethical Issues in Graduate Education

TitleEthical Issues in Graduate Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsGorovitz, S
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe author discusses how concern about the employment prospects of Ph.D.'s in the sciences and engineering has prompted overdue interest in the ethical aspects of graduate education Because of the intensity of relationships between students and faculty in this setting yields opportunities for conflicts of interest, insensitivity, and exploitation. The ethical problems in graduate education are each related to employment, but none is related to employment only. The author uses the example of conflicts of interest at each point from the decision to offer a graduate program through the treatment of its alumni to highlight the ethical considerations inherent in graduate education. Such consideration prompts reassessment of program content, relations with students, and the objectives of graduate programs.
NotesCover Date: April 1998.Source Info: 4(2), 235-250. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 32-3. Subject: EDUCATION; EMPLOYMENT; ETHICS; GLOBAL; GRADUATE. Update Code: 20090226.
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