The main goal of the Code of Ethics of the DO-UAB group is to promote the development and transformation of education from a perspective of diversity, social justice and equity, always with the explicit participation of the groups with which they work.
1. Purpose and objectives:
To promote inclusion and the personal, social, educational, workplace and economic development of individuals and groups in their regions through guidance from a perspective of diversity, equity and social justice.
a) To promote research in the line of social justice applied to guidance policies, programmes and actions for one’s life plans.
b) To promote inclusive socio-educational action in guidance matters targeted at youths and adults in formal, non-formal and community educational settings.
c) To promote the co-creation and application of knowledge on guidance matters in institutions, centres and projects.
2. Commitments and deontological principles:
- To contribute to promoting equity to overcome existing inequalities in society today.
- To develop opportunities for guidance, learning and development for all individuals and their community setting.
- To establish democratic forms of participation and communication based on equal relations among all people.
- The research, guidance and co-creation, along with the application of knowledge, should be based on the needs and concerns of the groups with which they are conducted, and their active participation should always be ensured. Consequently, this is a research process in which its results and benefits must primarily go to the participating group.
- The people from the DO research group assume coherence between the agreed upon theoretical discourse and its practice.
- Transparency must be an operating principle in everything related to the activities conducted or promoted by the research group.
B. General lines of action
1. Reflection, development and acquisition of a shared theoretical framework:
The members of the DO research group base their actions on developing and acquiring a shared theoretical framework grounded upon the following premises:
- Theory and practice work indissolubly.
- All socio-educational actions have an inherent ideological component.
- Consensus, dialogue and respect among all are the basic tools when developing a theoretical framework.
2. Development of projects in different areas associated with guidance:
- Academic, professional and citizen guidance in adult training centres.
- Academic, professional and citizen guidance in secondary education.
- Guidance for youths and adults in non-formal and community contexts.
- Guidance and social and job inclusion for individuals with disabilities.