ERIC Number: ED110405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-9
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Moral Dimensions in Society: Implications for Schooling.
Leeper, Robert R., Ed.
This document presents lectures and dialogues from a two-day colloquium in which experts from academic fields outside of education identified and examined values upon which schooling might and should focus; that is, the identification of moral imperatives. The Association for Supervision and Development (ASCD) lectures were planned in order to ferret out a clearer body of values to give direction to thought for possible reformation of curriculum content. This booklet presents a chapter written by Harold G. Shane and reports the lectures of Jonas Salk, Robert Heilbroner, Willard Wirtz, and William I. Thompson. Some of the many facets of moral education are considered in each of the following essays, with a bearing on schooling and with suggestions for how to examine the future as a guide to present educational decision making and development. Harold G. Shane briefly describes the values education "movement." Jonas Salk draws on his scientific experiences in developing moral human equations. Robert Heilbroner presents a gloomy commentary on the human prospect, and starkly presents some of the excruciating moral dilemmas. Willard Wirtz depicts the implications of moral responsibility in a democracy and for education. William I. Thompson sketches the moral foundations he sees in a new planetary culture, and what they may suggest for educational practice. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Communications, Conference Reports, Essays, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Moral Development, Nontraditional Education, School Role, Sciences, Social Sciences, Values
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.