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Basic Ethical Standards

Honesty

Each person carries out his or her responsibility carefully and with integrity, never claiming credit for someone else’s work and being willing to acknowledge wrongdoing.

Respect

Each person responds sensitively to the ideas and needs of others without dismissing or degrading them.

Responsibility

Each person has a sense of duty to fulfill willingly the tasks he or she has accepted or been assigned.

Compassion

Each person is considerate and caring. There is recognition that everyone, from time to time, feels hurt, confused, angry, or sad. Instead of ignoring such conditions, people reach out to one another.

Self-Discipline

Each person agrees to live within limits. At the simplest level, self-control reflects habits of good living.

Perseverance

Each person is diligent, with the inner strength and determination to pursue well-defined goals.

Giving

Each person discovers that one of life’s greatest satisfactions comes from giving to others, and recognizes that talents should be shared through service.

Boyer. E. L. (1995). The Basic School: A Community for Learning.
Published by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Princeton, N. J., San Francisco: Jossey Bass Inc.