Teaching right and wrong has been mainly the role of family and religion. Why is it an arena schools should be stepping into? And how? Ethics are less about what one believes and more about the actions taken from the point where belief, thought and circumstance meet. Acting ethically means being moved to choices based upon a set of moral values. Does the teaching of morals have a place in schools? We [Berkowicz and Meyers] think yes…Source:
Jill Berkowitz and Ann Meyers, Education Week, July 17, 2016Description:
At first thought what does college- and career-readiness mean? For some, immediate responses relate to skills and information. What do these students know and what are they able to do to become active, productive members of our society? Makes sense right? Well, maybe it’s too narrow when we consider the ethical dilemmas arising daily in workplaces and society. Why is it important for public schools to be concerned about graduating students with a developed set of ethics? The expansion of scientific possibilities accompanied by proliferation in communication technologies creates previously unexplored ethical concerns and are work-related calls for well developed moral compasses.Read the full article here!