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Moral Worlds of Education. M. Kallay & M. Mooney ED 503 Dr. Barger McBride. Seven Worlds Of Moral Education. Moral Education Educators believe in creating a process Young people learn to: Recognize values Engage in actions Appreciate ethical and compassionate conduct

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Moral worlds of education

Moral Worlds of Education

M. Kallay & M. Mooney

ED 503

Dr. Barger McBride

Seven worlds of moral education
Seven Worlds Of Moral Education

  • Moral Education

  • Educators believe in creating a process

  • Young people learn to:

    • Recognize values

    • Engage in actions

    • Appreciate ethical and compassionate conduct

  • These worlds do not exist in isolation

C haracter e ducation
Character Education

Schooling can shape the behavior of young people

Students need opportunities to do good deeds

Character educators believe in strong incentives

The Book of Virtues by William Bennett

Character Counts, “six pillars of character”

Kent City Schools

Unanswered critical questions

C ultural h eritage
Cultural Heritage

Spheres of school, home, and community

Parents, elders, and cultural leaders educate

Cultural traditions and values

Afrocentric schools

Native American schools

Continuity between home culture and school

Cannot be imposed on a community

C aring c ommunity
Caring Community

Emphasizes the ethic of care

Focuses on social and emotional health of members

School’s image is that of a home

Nurturing peer relationships

Service learning projects


Emotional well-being is the catalyst

P eace e ducation
Peace Education

An ethic of care beyond the classroom

Valuing and befriending the Earth

Components of peace education

Maria Montessori

A belief that all lives and actions matter

Nourishes desire for personal meaning

Stimulating curriculum covering all disciplines

S ocial a ction
Social Action

Values of justice and compassion

Students are empathetic being and social agents

Idealism for bringing about a better world

Learning resources outside of school

Nova Alternative High School

Integrated curriculum

Students as moral agents

J ust c ommunity
Just Community

Democratic settings

Community building through moral deliberations

Lawrence Kohlberg

Students influence their own moral development

Pablo Neruda Academy and Scarsdale Alternative School

Unequivocal naming of justice

Focus is on the school itself

E thical i nquiry
Ethical Inquiry

“Moral conversation”

Deliberation promotes moral development

Integrated into entire curriculum

Moral identity development (empathy)

Teachers are role models

Democratic citizenship

Case study 18 amanda jackson
Case study 18: Amanda Jackson

J. Stewart, Principal at Twin Pines School


Bolotin Joseph, P. & EfronS. (March 2005). Seven worlds of moral education. Phi Delta Kappan. 86 (7) 525-533.

Sadker, D.M. & Zittleman, K.R. (2010). Amanda Jackson. Teachers, schools, and society reader. (9th ed.) New York: McGraw Hill