MySpace Invasion

TitleMySpace Invasion
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Funke, MB, Price, C
PublisherAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordseducation , Media Studies , Privacy and Surveillance
AbstractStacy Snyder, a senior at Millersville University, was dropped from her student teaching portion of her course work after the staff at the high school where she was student teaching viewed postings on her MySpace page. Already frustrated by Stacy's poor subject knowledge and overly informal attitude towards her students, the high school staff, after viewing her postings that included a picture of Stacy in a pirate costume with the caption reading "A Drunken Pirate," decided she was not an acceptable candidate for a teaching degree. Because she could not complete her required hours of student teaching, her university awarded her a degree in English rather that the anticipated degree and certificate in teaching.
NotesCase Study from the 2009 Regional Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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