ERIC Number: EJ378194
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Why Ethics in Citizenship Education?
Parker, Walter C.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v1 n1 p3-5 Sep-Oct 1988
States that elementary schools transmit values, either voluntarily or involuntarily due to school culture. Concludes there are three reasons for including a deliberate program of ethics in elementary citizenship education: (1) conscious teaching of appropriate values is preferable to involuntary transmission of inappropriate values; (2) democracies rely upon virtuous people; and (3) caring and commitment are fundamental to society. (GEA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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