ERIC Number: ED305099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Requiring Ethics Instruction in Community and Junior Colleges: A Mission Unfulfilled.
Edmonson, W. F.
This essay offers an argument for including ethics instruction within the community/junior college curriculum. It traces the place of ethical and moral instruction in higher education from the 19th century, when moral philosophy was considered an integral part of the mission of a college, through the period when religious and ethical instruction was removed from the purview of research universities, to the current resurgence of interest in reinstating Western values into the curriculum. Decrying the decadence and decay of modern society, the paper suggests that the conventional wisdom in the academic establishment that condemned ethics instruction and moral education is partly responsible. Links are drawn between instruction in ethics, religion, and democratic values. Finally, the paper makes a plea for including instruction in ethics within the curriculum of every community and junior college as a means of developing a highly educated and ethical workforce. (AYC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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