ERIC Number: ED351918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Moral Values and Higher Education: A Notion at Risk.
Thompson, Dennis L., Ed.
This volume offers ten essays by a diverse group of thinkers and scholars on the university's role in teaching moral behavior and performing moral duty. An introduction by the volume's editor, Dennis L. Thompson, opens the book by noting the period of moral confusion society is in and calling for higher education institutions to take a clearer leadership role in teaching and living moral values. The essays are as follows: (1) "Moral Values in Higher Education" by Abraham Kaplan; (2) "The Role of a Western University in Forming a Social Morality" by James H. Billington; (3) "Human Awareness and Moral Values in Higher Education" by Ivana Markova; (4) "Education and Social Morality" by Bruce C. Hafen; (5) "Walking A Certain Fine Line" by Robert Coles; (6) "On the Moral Responsibilities of Universities" by Noel B. Reynolds; (7) "History, Morality, and the Modern University" by Warren Bryan Martin; (8) "Can the Humanities Still Humanize Higher Education?" by James T. Laney; (9) "Moral Values and Higher Education" by Jeffrey R. Holland; and (10) "The Moral Responsibilities of Universities" by Terrance Sandalow. An index is included. Each essay is accompanied by references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Role, Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Ethical Instruction, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Role of Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Values Education
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12446-0001 ($39.50 clothbound--ISBN-0-7914-0793-4, $19.95 papercover--ISBN-0-7914-0794-2).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Published by Brigham Young University.