Abuse of Office and Neglect of Duty: Ethical Issues in Staff-Student Relations.

Bammeke, F (2003-07)


This paper argues that a close analysis of staff-student relations within institutions of higher learning shows that rather than both parties upholding the ethics guiding their institutions, or justifying the confidence reposed in them, some of them exhibit behaviour capable of undermining the merit system and questioning the rationale of the institutions' claim to the production and preservation of knowledge. The paper suggests that a commitment to core ethical values can help individuals in their relationship with others and ultimately help institutions to uphold values which are central to their continued relevance.