ERIC Number: ED413948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the Teaching of Ethics in the Community College Curriculum. Final Report.
Lisman, C. David
In fall of 1989, the Community College of Aurora (CCA) (Colorado) started a program entitled "Integrating the Teaching of Ethics in the Community College Curriculum." Eighty-four faculty members participated in a seminar on the curricular integration of ethics. They then implemented an ethics focus in their courses, affecting approximately 1,700 students. Faculty participants believe that the integration of the teaching of ethics into their disciplines has: (1) promoted a heightened awareness of ethical issues; (2) promoted a sense of the classroom as a moral learning community and has fostered better interaction among students and instructors; (3) enabled instructors and students to better clarify their own values; and (4) empowered faculty and students to integrate, understand, and apply the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of their disciplines. The project has also enabled students to engage in more principled, moral reasoning. The curricular integration of ethics is now a permanent part of the college instructional repertoire. The project results were disseminated at a retreat attended by 20 colleges and universities. The success of the ethics project was due to support from the CCA administration and the Faculty Development Program. Appendices include answers to questions concerning the project. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Innovation, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Faculty Development, Integrated Curriculum, Moral Development, Moral Values, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Values Clarification, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aurora Community Coll. CO.