ERIC Number: ED192682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Teaching Values in College.
Morrill, Richard L.
During American colleges' current process of reexamining their commitment to fostering moral development in students, questions have arisen: What is the place of values education in higher education? Does the study of ethics improve moral character? Is it possible to teach values without indoctrinating students? What are the best methods for developing moral awareness in the classroom and in other settings? and How does the campus environment influence student values? In addressing these questions, a systematic analysis is undertaken of contemporary approaches to teaching ethics and values on campus, examining and comparing each of the major options, values clarification, values inquiry, moral education, and normative ethics. A comprehensive program is outlined for developing moral awareness and ethical competence in students within the current framework of liberal and professional education. Specific strategies for addressing moral issues in the classroom and other campus settings are detailed; the potency of human relationships in the campus setting as a form of values education is explained; and the opportunities inherent in daily campus activities for developing value awareness and commitment are highlighted. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Environment, College Instruction, College Role, Ethical Instruction, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Moral Development, Moral Values, Student Development, Values Clarification, Values Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Books
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