ERIC Number: EJ720584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 27
Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Issues in Higher Education
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v97 n3 20-26 Sep 2005
Recent ethical lapses in corporate America have motivated institutions of higher education to focus more attention on their ethical responsibilities. These responsibilities include creating ethical learning environments in which students can learn the principles and traditions of professional practice and develop knowledge and skills to help them become responsible citizens and ethical leaders. Some unique ethical challenges facing colleges and universities are described and examples from the literature are presented to illustrate how institutions are meeting their ethical obligations. Suggestions are given for ways faculty in family and consumer sciences and other academic disciplines can play a role in building ethical institutions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Consumer Science, Ethics, Teacher Role, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A