ERIC Number: ED123175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Moral Education: But How Will It Play in Peoria?
Vanderveer, Richard B.
Ways junior high teachers and parents view moral education are examined. Interviews, conducted with a sample population of teachers and parents in Philadelphia, Memphis, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, indicate there was virtually unanimous agreement that schools inherently play an important part in moral education since teachers are seen as role models by their students. The groups supported the notion that schools should play a role in moral education, although they denied the increasing necessity for schools to take up the slack for other institutions such as the home and church. Parent groups advocated some type of partnership between home and school as ways to strengthen scholastic moral education, although they were pessimistic that such interaction could be achieved. It was felt that moral education should be a specific part of the curriculum, taught by specially trained teachers, and focus on positive social themes such as the value of consideration for others. (DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)