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ERIC Number: EJ775142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Contributing to Our Students' Moral Lives
Nesteruk, Jeffrey
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v39 n5 p52-53 Sep-Oct 2007
The author of this paper, an ethicist, states that he considers himself fortunate to be in a field undergoing a resurgence; however he also is aware of how academic efforts to promote moral development often lack a deep appreciation of the underlying character of ethics. He argues that, in order to further the moral maturation of today's students, colleges and universities must begin by cultivating richer relationships among individuals on their own campuses, specifically what he terms "ennobling relationships" as opposed to "enabling relationships." The author describes three connections that he considers essential to the development of ethical understanding and commitment in students: (1) connections among different disciplinary perspectives on the nature of ethics; (2) connections between the theory and practice of ethics; and (3) connections that give rise to mentorship. Bringing ennobling relationships to these three connections, he contends, will enable a more fruitful commitment to the moral lives of students. (Contains 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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