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ERIC Number: EJ782140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-0293
Exploring Teaching Ethics in Social Studies
Pass, Susan
International Journal of Social Education, v21 n2 p62-78 Fall 2006-Win 2007
Many teachers shy away from teaching their students ethics. Yet American educators are concerned that students are coming into their classes with unacceptable ethical standards. Teaching ethics is important to the intellectual growth of high school seniors, as their departure from home to college or career is imminent. Social studies is a discipline that is highly conducive toward teaching ethics. Social studies teachers often go into current events and it is useful to their students to know how to apply ethics in current events. This article demonstrates the inclusion of ethics in the context of normal course topics would be an acceptable choice for social studies teachers. While many teachers teach ethics when they do not know they are doing so, the author believes that it is essential for teachers to teach ethics formally--even when it means putting the actual teaching of subject matter aside for a day. She urges teachers to consider adding ethics to the education of their students. (Contains 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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