Our Ethical Principles

EPDAD - Öğretmenlik Eğitim Programları Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği

Our Ethical Principles

EPDAD - Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs
Our Ethical Principles
25 January 2020 Saturday
Anyone involved in the activities of the Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (EFAK) is required to think and behave ethically. They must be honest and impartial and comply with the ethical principles specified below. The purpose of this document is to specify the details of the ethical standards relating to the activities of EFAK. Anyone involved in the activities of EFAK must sign the “Privacy and Ethics Statement” at the end of this document.
 
Our Code of Ethics
 
  1. Accreditation activities of teacher education programs shall be carried out in accordance with EFAK’s evaluation criteria by considering public safety, health, and benefit. Those who are involved in these activities shall accept responsibility for disclosing the factors that directly or indirectly conflict with their duties.
     
  2. Those who are involved in accreditation activities of teacher education programs shall avoid any conflict of interest and notify EFAK when they recognize any conflict of interest.
     
  3. The EFAK members who have provided consultancy and training service to an institution  may not be members of the visiting team built for the evaluation of that particular institution.
     
  4. Those who are involved in accreditation activities of teacher education programs may not undertake any tasks, have any conversations, or engage in any discussions that will create a conflict of interest between themselves and the institutions to be evaluated.
     
  5. Information on the self-evaluation and evaluation reports is for the use of EFAK and the evaluation visiting team only, and may not be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the relevant institution. However, it may be used by EFAK without specifying the name of the institution or by ensuring that it is not apparent.
     
  6. Those who are involved in EFAK’s activities may not disclose confidential documents, information, or findings. Statements required by the law shall be made under the supervision of EFAK.
     
  7. Those who are involved in EFAK’s activities may not copy or reproduce the self-evaluation reports or other documents provided by the institution and shall return them to EFAK at the end of their duties of evaluation.
     
  8. Those who are involved in EFAK’s activities undertake to make impartial and correct statements during the accreditation process. They shall avoid any behavior for their personal interests that may affect this process negatively and any statements that misinterpret or conceal the truth.
     
  9. Those who are involved in EFAK’s activities undertake to treat everyone equally and fairly, regardless of their ethnicity, language, religion, gender, age, marital status, or political view.
     
  10. Those who are involved in EFAK’s activities undertake to help their colleagues and support them in complying with the Code of Ethics.
     
  11. EFAK shall inform those who are involved in its activities and all parties involved in evaluation about these ethical principles.
     
  12. EFAK shall dismiss those who fail to comply with the Code of Ethics.