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ERIC Number: EJ869018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Teaming to Teach Ethics: A Partnership with World History
Tiatorio, Anthony
Knowledge Quest, v37 n3 p34-38 Jan-Feb 2009
In this article, the author contends that ethics ought to be an integral part of school curricula and that the most effective way to achieve this is to include ethics themes within the broader study of history. In this way students experience, in context, the timeless nature of moral questions and see the emergence of some universal ideas. The social studies in high school ordinarily begin with a general course in world history. This historical content is frighteningly expansive and complex. It is the fastest growing social studies program in American schools and the one for which teachers are least prepared. In many schools multiple sections of this course are scheduled and taught by young, inexperienced teachers. Reliance on the textbook is understandably greater than it is in other social studies areas. But their textbook-based learning materials are not able to provide instructors with the guidance they need to teach high-level thinking about ethical issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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