Student Name: Abdullah Almansour
Course: SCED 304
Topic: Technology and Protect students
In the case study of Kairouan Primary School, the school has continued to portray a good
reputation in various ways such as in methods it improvises in handling its disciplinary cases.
With such a high reputation and moral standards, the school has continued to enjoy this aspect
mainly because of its ability to incorporate technology in most all of its school activities. In the
region, the school was the first to incorporate the use of technology and since then, the school
has continued to have a high number of students with a total of three hundred students. Apart
from the use of technology, Kairouan Primary school continued to enjoy high qualified and
professional teachers that begin from its head teacher, Mr. Ahmed, where all have a vision of
ensuring that the school is one of the best schools in the city. This can be supported by the fact
that parents and students are always satisfied with the schools’ operations and how they are often
The vision of bettering the school and its environment, the school decided to enjoin
disabled student and let them mingle with regular students. However, despite the bigger picture
that the school administration intended to achieve, the school has experienced some challenges
as a result of this move. First, students have repeatedly reported cases of stealing as well as
violence. After some investigation, it was identified that most students and teachers did not favor
the strategy since the teachers did not have the required expertise necessary to handle disabled
students and regular student in the same class. As a result, it was deemed necessary by the
investigating committee to have the school fitted with security cameras in crucial areas such as
the hallways, cafeteria and other public areas. However, in relation to classes, the committee did
not find it necessary and wanted the disabled students to have ample time and not feel like they
were being watched since this would limit their interaction. However, the principal did not find
the strategy as the most appropriate since he believed that the problem would fade away with
time, but the administration did not concur with his argument and said that the strategy was very
Bob, a blind student, went to the bathroom after a mathematics class and on returning to
class, he heard some noise that came from the class and it was strange since in most cases
students never hang around in class during break time. Later that day, Bob realized that he had
lost ten dollars and reported the issue to the teacher feeling angry and victimized. Bob narrated
how he heard two voices in class during break time and identified them as Fuse and Alex and
stated that they were the culprits of the crime. When the issue was received by the
administration, they demanded that the perpetrators bring themselves in, but none of the students
were willing to confess.
As a result, the administration had to go back to the security cameras and it was very
evident that Fuse and Alex were the only students that were present at the said time of the crime.
However, Fuse and Alex confessed that they had not stolen any cash and claimed that the
security camera video was not proof enough to victimize them. As a result, the administration
had to reimburse Bob ten dollars and decided not to punish Fuse and Alex. Now the issue arose
when Alex went home, and his mother realized that he had some cash with him. After inquiry,
Alex claimed that he had been given the money by his teacher but never went into details to
explain as to why the teacher had to give him money. As a result, his mother called the school to
inquire on the issue and find out the reason as to why her son received the ten dollars. She was
shocked to realize that what Alex had told her was a total lie. As a result, she demanded that he
return the cash back and apologize to Bob.
As a result, there are various ethical issues that will often arise due to such situations.
1. If you were the principal of the school, who would you punish?
2. If you were Alex’s mother would you punish your child? And what kind of
punishment would you give him?
3. Do you think she punished her son for what he deserved?
4. If Alex stole money when he was with Fuse and he did not confess, would we say
that he is part of the incident and he deserved punishment?
5. What kind of effect will security cameras in classrooms have on students?
6. Which are some of the solutions within ethical and social context you would
recommend both the school and the parents take in order to mitigate the behavior
of students who engage in promiscuous acts in school?
As a result, to tackle this ethical issue there are various key factors that need to be
considered by both Alex’s mother as well as the principal of the school. It is will be noted that
some students will often accuse others or do some actions that cause other people to end up in
According to my personal code of ethics, If I were the principal I would not punish Fuse
or Alex. Just because the two students were accused of stealing the ten dollars, it did not mean
that they were actually the thieves. It is only on the basis of strong evidence that could have
assisted the principal to punish Fuse and Alex. However, after the principal received a report
from Alex’s mother that Alex had ten dollars which he was not gifted by any of his teacher or
fellow classmate, it was clear that Alex is one of the suspects of stealing Bob’s money. Alex
could likely able to reveal who he was with and from that point the principal would be able to
punish the suspects.
In relation to Alex’s mother, before punishing, it is important to first understand why he
lied and let him understand the consequences of telling lies. If I find out that he had stolen the
money, then I would punish Alex because of engaging in a promiscuous behavior which if I let
him go without being punished he will not be able to clearly understand that he made a mistake.
But once I punish him, he will be able to practically realize that he committed a wrong act by
stealing the money.
If I find out that Alex had stolen the money I as his mother would give him a punishment
of taking away his IPAD as my mother did with me when I was child when I had forgot my
phone at a restaurant. I would revoke either an IPAD or a favorite toy or both and then hide them
somewhere until Alex forgot about the situation. When Alex asks me about his things, he would
then look for his IPAD and he would not be able to find it. Alex will (would) ask me about the
whereabouts of his IPAD, but I will tell him that it was stolen. He will then cry or become sad
for a while and he will not be in the mood of talking to anyone because I will let him know that it
will take me a while to buy him other IPAD because I am held up with some more important
issues and that he will have to bear with the situation for the meantime. After an hour, I would
show Alex his IPAD, as my mother did with me when I forgot my phone. I will then ask him
how he felt, and he will definitely explain that he was so sad. Finally, I will let him know that
that is how Bob felt when he stole his 10 dollars. I will ask him to return the money to the
principal the following day for the principal to give Bob and make sure that Alex has apologized
both to the administration, Bob, and the principal.
Although Alex’s mother did give him the punishment he deserved, she could have first
inquired where Alex got the money, because he may not even have stolen the money from her
perspective. Then, from that point she could have known whether to punish Alex or not. If it is
true that Alex and Fuse were together when the money was stolen and that the footage seen from
the cameras confirms this, and that Alex and Fuse refused to confess, then it can be concluded
that Fuse was also in the crime and he deserved punishment. To conclude the matter, it is good to
assess the circumstances under which Fuse found himself in the scene of the crime and what
transpired that he was not willing to disclose the crime matter along with his colleague Alex for
him to be punished.)
Although the administration did not exactly find out who stole Bob’s money, it was able
to get the suspects who were kept under investigation for the matter to be sought out. This was of
good help because investigations were able to be done more quickly. Installing cameras helped
in ensuring that there were no disruptions and waste of time in the learning process as the
administration could have been forced to take quite some time in interrogating every student.
The parents and the school can use disapproval method as a good idea to correct the
students who are found engaging in promiscuous acts. For example, when a student comes home
with a pen that does not belong to him or her, parents can rebuke the student by immediately
letting them know that this behavior is unacceptable.
As a Parent, one can also talk with her child by trying to find out the main reason as to
why the child is stealing, finding out what could have motivated the child to steal, try to find if
this is the first time your child is stealing, or it is something that has been happening to the child.
In this case, do not ridicule, berate scare or embarrass your child. If this happens, it can lead to
the end of the conversation and the parent does not receive any information.
It is essential for parents and teachers to know that as guardians of a child, it is their
obligation to instill discipline, moral values, and the required ethics. They should ensure that a
child caught taking other person property knows that it is wrong and severe consequences will
follow and that it can even affect the child’s relationship with other children and also affect the
family reputation. Parents at home should ensure that when their children bring home new stuff,
their children should account for it and ensure that it is not stolen property. On the other hand, in
schools, teachers should ensure that the student’s property is safe among other children in the
school vicinity. The children should be taught how to handle other people’s property to avoid
destruction as well as teaching the children of how to handle property which doesn’t belong to
them. For example, take the lost and found stuff to the lost and found shelves. This ensures
discipline and harmony among the children.
In case of damages, teachers should ensure that the child that supposedly damaged the
property is guilty of the damage with enough evidence so that if the parent is asked to pay for the
damages, it will be a fair and just allegation. Similarly, in case a child was caught having stolen
another child’s property, a teachers’ reaction should be stern that the child doesn’t steal again
and that whatever was stolen is returned and if there is a law regarding theft for example “in case
a child is caught having stolen, they should repay double the material as a punishment” then it is
the work of a teacher to ensure that the repayment has been done (Gray & Smith, 2007).
There are various factors that may drive a child to steal and this is appearing to be a habit
with children and teens. It is essential for parents to seek the help of therapist or doctor in order
to clearly identify the cause of the behavior. The parents can also monitor the behavior of the
child regularly. As a parent one need to avoid certain situations which may bring desire to steal,
as such a parent may determine the logical effects of stealing. There are rampant cases of
stealing and shoplifting among teen which in most case is intentional, this may result to one
suffering from kleptomania. It is a rare disorder found in small number of people who can have
the tendency of stealing. Kleptomania disorder begins with the feeling of curiosity, then one
carrying out the action. The person feels satisfied and after a while get the eager to steal again.
The person feels guilty of his or her actions the person may end up having other compulsion
disorder such as eating or observe compulsive disorders (Ramage, Bean & Johnson, n.d.).
Regardless of the reason that may cause of child to steal, it is important of the parents to
emotionally attach themselves to the child’s actions. It is the duty of the parents to nurture their
in a way that the child avoids the desire to steal. Parents need to be comfortable with the fact that
those kids who steal normally do it once; therefore, it is the role of the parent to ensure that
stealing does not become habit.
Gray, D., & Smith, A. Case studies in 21st century school administration.
Gray, D., & Smith, A. (2007). Case studies in 21st century school administration. Thousand
Oaks: Sage Publications.
Ramage, J., Bean, J., & Johnson, J. Writing arguments.
FINAL Case Study Scoring Tool
Narrative Criterion – 100 points
Complex, distinct & abstract ethical challenge
Logically cohesive narrative
Integrated technology component
Writing Mechanics (spelling, grammar, academic language, length)
Presentation Criterion – 75 points
Clearly stated issue & ethical case with progressive flow of events
Simple clear language
Clear & concise background narrative
Inclusion of technology & impact on case
Guidance (not domination) of a lively discussion with a complete debate
Clear open ended questions
Discussion involves interaction with audience and meaningful counterarguments.
Course of Action
Clear decision making process
Logical reasoning for decision
Discussion of each involved person/institution’s viewpoint on decision
Connection to OWN code of ethics
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Analysis Criterion - 100 points
Central Ethical Challenge
Course of Action & Reasoning
Ethical Approaches – Connection to at least two approaches or theories (5 points
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