Moral Questions in the Classroom (Paperback)
How to Get Kids to Think Deeply About Real Life and Their Schoolwork
Yale University Press, 9780300101683, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2003
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This book investigates how schools can responsibly take an active role in moral education while honoring their academic mission. Using extensive observations in public, Catholic, and Jewish high schools, Katherine Simon analyzes the ways in which teachers avoid or address moral questions raised by students and implicit in course materials. She examines how morally charged issues may be taught responsibly in a diverse democracy. And in an afterword that teachers and teacher educators will find particularly useful, Simon provides practical tools and strategies for structuring discussion and designing units to help teachers explore moral issues more deeply with their middle and high school students.