ERIC Number: ED138496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Moral Choices in Contemporary Society: Source Book.
Hellman, Mary, Ed.
One of several supplementary materials for a newspaper course on moral choices in contemporary society, this sourcebook contains program ideas and resources to help civic leaders and educators plan programs based on the course topics. There are four sections. The first section explains how the topics can be used in planning programs, identifies related materials, and defines the format of newspaper courses. Section two presents ideas for background reading, questions for discussion, and program suggestions for each of the 16 course content areas. For example, program ideas about ethics of biomedical research include speakers representing right-to-die legislation and films exploring the moral questions of scientific research on live subjects. In section three, 37 organizations to contact for speakers and information are listed according to content area. An annotated filmography of over 100 films comprises section four. Arranged by content areas, the entries give information on title, length, date, color, producer, distributor, and a detailed annotation. Annotations mention appropriate audiences and whether the films contrast issues in contemporary and historical perspectives. Films range from fictional stories (Lord of the Flies) to personal rap sessions (Women Who Have Had An Abortion.) (AV)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adult Education, Business, Crime, Educational Programs, Family Life, Filmographies, Higher Education, Laws, Moral Issues, Newspapers, Older Adults, Politics, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Racism, Reading Materials, Resource Materials, Scientific Enterprise, Sexuality, Social Problems, Values
Publisher's Inc., 243 12th Street, Drawer P, Del Mar, California 92014 ($2.50 paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 861-863