Please discuss the debate on moral education, and address some of the answers below:
Should values clarification be included in the public school curriculum?
Does moral education contradict the public school system's dedication to secularism?
What are the advantages and drawbacks of such programs?
Can values and moralistic educational programs be presented so that they are not offensive to students of different ethnic or religious origins or are they intrinsically insensitive?
Is there such thing as a universal morality that can avoid ethnocentrism?
Unless it is specifically indicated in the mission, charter or goals of a school, it is unlikely that moral education will be promoted in public education. Certainly, in a private school or possibly in a charter school, it could be facilitated. More than just a few administrators, teachers and parents would welcome the notion of values clarification. However, we are in a more diverse world than the time when there was just one neighborhood school down the street. Granted, there are places where that still exists but there are too many exceptions. If there is a grant or funding that mandates the inclusion of this concept, then it might be done. However, how can values be universally dictated when you ...
This solution discusses whether moral education or values clarification should be both included in the school curriculum (at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels) and work place (e.g. job place rules). All references used are included.