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ERIC Number: ED171640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ethics: A Critical Analysis for Children.
Shibles, Warren
Part of the "Teaching Young People to be Critical Series," this book defines and analyzes ethics and ethical terms for children in grade six and older. Intended for individual or group work, the objectives are threefold: reading improvement, reading enjoyment, and student involvement in making the leap from abstractions to practicalities in dealing with some of life's more common enigmas. The use of inquiry and thought is emphasized. Included are questions to think about, exercises to do that clarify words or ideas, discussion topics, and problem-solving exercises. Ethics is defined in the first part, offering pointers in understanding as well as numerous examples of the ways ethical words are used. The middle part lists forbidden or hurtful value terms, and the reasons why they should be avoided. The book explains that an ethical term may mean many different things, according to the context in which it is used. Understanding the ways in which ethical words can be misused helps the child to feel better about himself and the situation. The final parts summarize by emphasizing that ethics is scientific, based upon intelligence and inquiry, and offer suggestions on how to solve ethical questions. Some ethical problems are posed for discussion, suggesting that the student use the scientific problem-solving methods of clarifying terms and desires, and finding methods of achieving those desires. The result is a gain in knowledge of the cause-effect relationship and possible consequences of an action. The last part contains jokes about ethical or value terms. (CK)
The Language Press, P.O. Box 342, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: For related documents, see SO 011 741-743