Ethics and Information
The previous sections of this Handbook set forth many of the "rules" governing the standards of behavior expected of HEAD START of Greater Dallas, Inc. staff as these relate to training. This is design to define the standards of behavior related to training.
The purpose of these rules and procedures is to promote and assist in the process of educating, reinforcing expected behaviors, and accounting for training efforts and money invested. Further, we must mention that these rules are only of value to the extent that they promote these objectives. They were not designed to replace thinking and sound judgment.
The Training staff are primarily educators. There are inherent principles that are required of educators: flexibility, creativity and exploration. We ask the staff of HSGD to follow the guidelines we have established, but please feel free to talk to us about changes, exceptions, modifications or adjustments to any of the guidelines outlined in this Handbook. We would be poor educators if we were not willing to be educated.
Critical to all that Training does is that we, as an agency and individually, provide our training services in a non discriminatory manner, especially as this regards race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. Also, we recognize that as an agency of diverse people and backgrounds who serve an even more diverse population in Dallas county we must reflect a level of sensitivity and understanding of differences that extends well beyond the legal aspects of "non discrimination".
To the extent we are willing to be taught, we can teach.
"There is a principle
which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and
which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance; that principle is
contempt prior to investigation."