ERIC Number: ED332237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ethics in the Business Curriculum? Let's Hear from the Students!
After discussing with his students the widely reported view of many college students that financial security is their overriding goal, a business professor conducted a survey of the students' opinions on the subject. Of specific interest were: (1) the extent to which students believed their awareness of ethics had been altered; (2) the extent to which classroom experiences influenced future decisions; (3) views on the merits of specific ethics classes versus integrating ethics into regular courses; and (4) the extent to which ethics education could influence participants' development. Students found merit in ethics instruction, and felt that ethics education would influence future decisions. The students favored both specific ethics classes and ethics instruction as a part of regular classes, and they felt that ethics instruction could promote individual development. An education process that focuses on technology but not ethics may produce mechanic, robotic workers, but it will not develop the poets, artists, and philosophers essential to a caring and conscionable society. (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chadron State College NE; Student Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Regional Conference of the Association for Business Communication (Philadelphia, PA, April 11-13, 1991).