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ERIC Number: ED144917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-21
Pages: 19
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A Cognitive Decision-Making Approach to Ethics Education: Focus on Public Issues.
Shaver, James P.
The Analysis of Public Issues Approach to ethics education assumes that controversy is inevitable within a society committed to human worth and made up of diverse groups. This cognitive approach is based on the Oliver and Shaver book, "Teaching Public Issues in the High School." Controversy ensures that societal problems are brought to light; without it, citizen participation in the decision making process would be meaningless. This approach further assumes that the school should aid students in learning to participate in decision making. The cognitive frame calls for learning concepts and skills which aid in verifying facts and generalizations. The emotive impact of language, the psychological processes involved in decision making, and the basic values of a democratic society are also examined. Possible parental objections to this approach are noted. This method is contrasted with the Values Clarification and Kohlberg's Moral Development models. Implications for ethics education include joint responsibilities of school, home, and community. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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