ERIC Number: EJ990551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Moral Education Polices in Five Canadian Provinces: Seeking Clarity, Consistency and Coherency
Leinweber, K.; Donlevy, J. K.; Gereluk, D.; Patterson, P.; Brar, J.
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v43 n1 p25-42 Jan 2012
This paper asks the question, "What is the current status of provincial moral education polices in the five Canadian provinces which have mandated or optional moral education programs: Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta?" It then offers a response through an analysis of the relevant policies in those provinces that draws upon Sanger and Osguthorpe's Moral Work of Teaching Framework. It concludes with the finding that there is a lack of clarity, consistency, and coherence in those policies which could be addressed through their ongoing examination, combined with the development of standardized terminology, and clearly stated definitions and assumptions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Moral Values, Guidelines, Educational Policy, Definitions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Canada