ERIC Number: ED397385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-16
Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum and Co-curriculum: Model Comprehensive Approaches.
Fey, Charles J.; Kelly, Kenneth E.
Most institutions teach ethics in some academic disciplines, but such efforts are usually experiential and are typically designed to reach student leaders and judicial offenders. This packet summarizes six model ethics programs which were identified as being comprehensive--they reached all or most of their students. The sample programs here were implemented either through a general education requirement in ethics education, an institutionally mandated ethics component in each academic discipline, a required capstone experience or required community service learning experience with an ethics element, or something else which reaches most of an institution's students. The programs were theory grounded to ensure that all of the students in each institution graduated with a well-defined ethical framework for decision-making, both within their personal lives and their academic discipline. Also included are summaries of the following frequently used models of ethical decision making: (1) "Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development (William Perry); (2) Dimensions of Development for Traditional Age College Students (especially, Developing Integrity) (Arthur Chickering; (3) Cognitive Stage Theory of the Development of Moral Judgment (Lawrence Kohlberg); (4) A Morality of Responsiblity and Care (Carol Gilligan); (5) Model of Ethical Reasoning (K. S. Kitchener); (6) Four-Component Model of Moral Behavior (J. R. Rest); and (7) Setting Up a Moral System: Basic Assumptions and Basic Principles (Humanitarian Ethics--A General Way of Determining Priority) (Jacques Thiroux). A listing of additional resources that educators can use to learn more about integrating ethics into the curriculum is included. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (78th, Atlanta, GA, March 13-16, 1996).