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ERIC Number: EJ787673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
What We Need to Prepare Teachers for the Moral Nature of Their Work
Sanger, Matthew N.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v40 n2 p169-185 Apr 2008
There is a strong consensus in the educational literature that teaching is an inherently moral endeavour, and that the moral work of teachers is of central importance to education. However, programmes of teacher education in the USA typically do not reflect these beliefs in their curricula. One reason for this inconsistency is that researchers have yet to understand fully, and articulate clearly, the moral nature of teaching and classrooms in a way that can serve as a basis for building substantive programmes of close and scholarly study of the moral work of teaching. The paper argues that what is needed is a more descriptive, explicit, and systematic approach to inquiring into this domain. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States