Teaching Right and Wrong

Teaching Right and Wrong

by Richard Smith, Paul Standish
     
 

We want children to behave in a responsible and caring way, but how can they be taught to do so, particularly when prominent adults set such a poor example?

Morality is supposedly in decline, teachers and adults are supposedly unsure of their moral convictions, standards of behavior are reputed to be falling, communities are in crisis, children no longer know… See more details below

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We want children to behave in a responsible and caring way, but how can they be taught to do so, particularly when prominent adults set such a poor example?

Morality is supposedly in decline, teachers and adults are supposedly unsure of their moral convictions, standards of behavior are reputed to be falling, communities are in crisis, children no longer know the difference between right and wrong. Yet the current debate, in which journalists, politicians and government advisers have all joined, too often oversimplifies and distorts the nature of morality. It reduces it to a matter of conformity and rigid rules, and ignores the complexity of values in this multicultural society.

Teaching Right and Wrong tackles the key issues in moral education at the informed and sophisticated level the subject requires, but in an accessible style for educators and general readers. The problems that are glossed over by most commentators are here explored in a vivid way that does justice to the realities of people's lives today, and provides helpful conclusions to guide the practice of moral education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858560847
Publisher:
Trentham Books Limited
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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