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ERIC Number: ED198617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-1
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Education and Moral Conduct: Re-Discovering America.
Thomas, M. Donald; Lewy, Rafael
A historical overview of the teaching of moral conduct in schools forms the first part of this paper. The authors cite several precedents for education focused on producing high moral conduct and describe the recent slackening of concern for moral education in our public schools. In the second part of the paper, the authors discuss the steps taken in the Salt Lake City (Utah) school district to stimulate moral conduct in students. The steps involved articulating moral principles, which were then adopted as a code of ethics for the district faculty, analyzing and reshaping the curriculum to facilitate moral learning, and planning appropriate in-school activities for students. After two years of implementation, the authors feel the program has been successful among both students and faculy, although they remain frustrated with the level of pupil commitment in the high schools. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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