This article by James Wagner, outgoing president of Emory University, supports a call for ethics education in K-12 grades. The article provides benefits of including ethics education in the curriculum as well as challenges in implementing such a program. Wagner writes from the perspective of his role as Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.Source:
James Wagner, Education Week Commentary, July 14, 2016Description:
How can each generation do better than the one that came before? What does “doing better” even mean?
These questions are at the heart of all parents’ decisions about their children, at the core of teachers’ dedication to their profession, and central to adolescents’ generational identity as they come of age. Yet, while these moral and value-laden questions concern all of those engaged in education, formal ethics education rarely happens in traditional K-12 classrooms.
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