ERIC Number: EJ701132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: 16
Teaching Ethics: The Role of the Classroom Teacher
Childhood Education, v80 n3 p157 Spr 2004
Children's character or moral development, what the author refers to as ethical development, has been an important and controversial topic in schools for many years. Educators agree that it is vital to renew the emphasis on teaching for character development. Schools face an important challenge, doing their part in preparing children and youth to be responsible, productive adults. Educators differ on how they should teach character development, however, and on who should be responsible for teaching it. Many believe ethical development is the responsibility of counselors or parents. Although counselors and parents are undoubtedly the primary guides for children's ethical development, teachers are in a key position to directly influence students. This document examines past work and current practice with the idea of educators strengthening their role in the ethical development of students.
Descriptors: Child Development, Service Learning, Ethics, Moral Development, Ethical Instruction, Moral Values, Teacher Role, Values Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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