Hazelton High at REST: A Simulation Unmasking Ethical Behavior in Science Educators
Shawn Y. Holmes, Leonard A. Annetta, North Carolina State University, United States ; Meng-Tzu Cheng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Hazelton High at REST, a simulation containing two digitized scenarios from the Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test (REST). The REST, a video assessment, is a valid measure of an educator’s ethical sensitivity for racial and gender intolerant behaviors in school settings (Brabeck et al., 2000). A comparison study was conducted between the simulation and the video assessment. This report discusses the design of Hazelton High at REST and its influence on participant responses. A performance-based assessment was embedded and analyzed according to the REST interview protocol to determine recognition of ethical violations. Post-simulation prompts were analyzed for emergent themes concerning an effect on responses. Qualitative analyses suggest likely ethical behaviors of preservice and inservice science educators. The goal of the mixed-method study was to determine if a simulation could affect preservice and inservice science teacher ethical sensitivity to instances of racial and gender intolerance when compared to the video assessment.
Holmes, S.Y., Annetta, L.A. & Cheng, M.T. (2010). Hazelton High at REST: A Simulation Unmasking Ethical Behavior in Science Educators. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1114-1121). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).