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ERIC Number: EJ864759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Nurturing Ethical Values in the 21st Century Adolescent
Kuttner, Joanne Fitzmaurice
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2009 n1 2009
There is a wise proverb that insists it takes a whole village to raise a child to adulthood. In light of the expanding convolution of contemporary values, it is especially important to attentively nurture the inherent desire in each developing human person to seek good and avoid evil, especially during the critical years of adolescent formation. The special focus of this paper will be to present a vision document from the United States, called "Renewing The Vision", which provides a comprehensive framework for developmentally appropriate activities, programming, and spiritual formation that support and nurture the development of ethical values in the adolescent. This holistic approach also integrates the resources of the community in a common effort for intergenerational mentoring of the young. Further, by utilizing eight components of this dynamic vision, adolescents can be drawn into active participation in building their moral value system to insure their lifelong commitment to personal integrity and moral social action within the fabric of society. Ideally, adolescents will develop sound moral reasoning to be able to face the ethical realities and personal choices the 21st century demands, and be empowered to embrace the worthy adventure of living a moral, ethical Life! (Contains 32 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States