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ERIC Number: ED141253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Skills for Ethical Action.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
An overview is presented of the "Skills for Ethical Action" (SEA) instructional materials relative to other instructional approaches in the field of moral/values/ethical education, and information about anticipated learner outcomes is offered. The program is intended for junior high school students. Several major existing theoretical positions on moral education and values education are briefly described, followed by an explanation of how SEA is distinct from them. SEA's uniqueness rests on the program's emphasis on behavior. The objective is to teach a process for acting ethically and to help students internalize the process so that they consciously use it in daily life. This objective is accomplished through skill training which stresses identification of component skills and emphasizes behavioral outcomes. The six-step strategy employed by the materials is outlined. It combines ethical decision making, action consistent with self-held values, and evaluation. Instructional design of the four units is described next. The units exhibit a progression in complexity from simulation to active assertion of values, and from a sense of personal friends to regard for others beyond the personal sphere. Final sections discuss reading level and remedial activities, explain how SEA relates to other curriculum, and provide an annotated bibliography of six relevant books. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Basic Skills Group.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.