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ERIC Number: EJ815518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Has Teacher Education Missed out on the "Ethics Boom"? A Comparative Study of Ethics Requirements and Courses in Professional Majors of Christian Colleges and Universities
Glanzer, Perry L.; Ream, Todd C.
Christian Higher Education, v6 n4 p271-288 Jul 2007
Scholars of higher education have noted an increased attention to ethics within professional disciplines such as business and journalism. This paper explores the hypothesis that the field of education has not followed that pattern. To test this hypothesis, we review our findings from a study of curricula for professional majors in 156 Christian colleges and universities associated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Lilly Fellows Network. Overall, we found that a majority of business, nursing, and social work majors were either offered or required to take an ethics course in their respective fields. In addition, ethics courses were required for a significant number of communication, engineering, and computer science majors. Of all the professional majors surveyed, however, education majors were the least likely to have optional or required ethics courses. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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