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ERIC Number: ED338524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Judicious Discipline: Citizenship Values as a Framework for Moral Education.
McEwan, Barbara
When teaching moral education, the ethical dilemma often faced by educators revolves around the question of whose morals should be taught. Judicious Discipline, a constitutional model for classroom management, proposes to answer this question by offering educators the opportunity to teach the moral standards of the U.S. democratic system of government. The legal framework for this model helps educators avoid common pitfalls of rules reflecting bias and caprice by providing legal rationales to discipline decisions. Beyond the legal framework, however, Judicious Discipline also speaks to the issues of professional ethics among teachers and administrators. This combination of constitutional law and ethical practices is synthesized in Judicious Discipline to create a model that empowers educators with a means for making fair and rational decisions and allows students to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution