• Like
TIMD Philosophy 1
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

TIMD Philosophy 1

  • 30 views
Uploaded on

 

More in: Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
30
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. The Need to Educate for Character © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this presentation only if it has not been altered from the original. © IEF 1
  • 2. © IEF 2
  • 3. Best of the 20th Century © IEF 3
  • 4. Worst of the 20th Century © IEF 4
  • 5. Family in Crisis  Spouse and child abuse  Infidelity  Divorce © IEF 5
  • 6. Youth in Crisis  Sex  Drug s  STDs  Crim e © IEF 6
  • 7. Strongest Influences on Students 1950 1990 1. Home 1. Peers 2. School 2. TV 3. Church 3. Home 4. Peers 5. TV 4. School 5. Church Source: Michigan State University Study, 1990 © IEF 7
  • 8. 1940s School Problems 1990s School Problems 1. Talking out of turn 1. Drug abuse 2. Making noise 2. Alcohol abuse 3. Improper clothing 4. Littering 3. Pregnancy 4. Assault Source: William J. Bennett et al., “Index of Leading Cultural Indicators,” Empower America, Mar 1993 © IEF 8
  • 9. U.S. Spending Up 500% Social Problems Crime — Up 500% Divorce — Up 400% Fatherles s Children — Up 300% U.S. from 1960 — 1990 Source: William J. Bennett, “Is Our Culture in Decline?” Education Week, April 1993 © IEF 9
  • 10. “The greater our material power, the greater our need for spiritual insight and virtue ...” Source: Arnold Toynbee, British Historian, Civilization on Trial © IEF 10
  • 11. Two Dimensions of a Human Being Mind Body © IEF 11
  • 12. Two Dimensions of Value  Truth Mind  Beauty  Goodness Inner Satisfaction  Love Happiness  Food Body  Shelter  Wealth  Comfort Physical Well-being © IEF 12
  • 13. Two Dimensions of Education  Truth  Beauty  Goodness  Love Education for Character  Food  Shelter  Wealth  Comfort Education for Career © IEF 13
  • 14. Priority of Educating for Character Mind Education for Character Body Education for Career © IEF 14
  • 15. Traditional Role of Education  Passing on knowledge & cultural values  Teaching moral standards and social responsibilities  Preparing good citizens © IEF 15
  • 16. 1960s— Breakdown of Traditional Values Adult Authority Individualism & Moral Relativism © IEF 16
  • 17. “Values-Neutral” Perspective  Pluralism as moral equivalence  Decline of religion  Distrust of authority  © IEF 17
  • 18. Characteristics of Values Clarification  Values neutral  Feelings and process  Student choice © IEF 18
  • 19. Characteristics of Values Clarification  Teacher as facilitator  Ignores traditional morality  Discounts parents’ role © IEF 19
  • 20. Early Appeal of Values Clarification  Interactive  Treats students as individuals © IEF 20
  • 21. Interactive Methodology  Participatory  Students as agents of own learning  Effective within moral framework © IEF 21
  • 22. Limitations of Values Clarification  No moral standards  Encourages mediocrity  Not characterbuilding © IEF 22
  • 23. Why Moral Education Went Astray Dubious assumptions  “Values – neutrality” as norm  Pluralism precludes universal values  Values = religion © IEF 23
  • 24. Character Education — Rising Trend U.S. federal funding for character education © IEF 24
  • 25. Character Education Based on Universal Values Spiritual Contemporary EasternUniversalWestern Values TraditionaMaterial l © IEF 25
  • 26. Universal Values Criteria  Reversible  Generalizable  Compelling to the conscience © IEF 26
  • 27. Universal Values Criteria  Objective benefits  Transcend cultures  Embodied as virtues © IEF 27
  • 28. Common to All Cultures © IEF 28
  • 29. “Education has had two great goals: To help young people to become smart and … Source:become good.” Thomas Lickona, Educating for Character © IEF 29
  • 30. Moral Goals of Education 1. Mature character 2. Loving relationships & family 3. Contribution to society © IEF 30
  • 31. Good Character Disposition to right conduct  Attitudes & habits  For loving well © IEF 31
  • 32. Different Personalities United in Character © IEF 32
  • 33. Heart — Core of Character True Lov e Heart Character © IEF 33
  • 34. Cultivation of the Heart  Experiences of love  Moral examples  Practice of caring © IEF 34
  • 35. Moral Goal — Mature Character  Loving heart  Self-control  Lives for others  Words = Deeds © IEF 35
  • 36. First Dimension of Education Cultivation of the Heart Mature Character © IEF 36
  • 37. Education in Norms  Training in proper behavior  Rules and responsibilities  For respect & harmony © IEF 37
  • 38. Education for Character — Balances Love & Rules Love Rules © IEF 38
  • 39. Moral Goal: Loving Relationships & Family  Strong marriages  Effective parenting  Ethical practice  Living for higher purpose © IEF 39
  • 40. Second Dimension of Education Education in Norms Loving Relationships & Family Cultivation of the Heart © IEF 40
  • 41. Education for Mastery  Academic education  Technical education  Education in the arts © IEF 41
  • 42. Mastery Involves Moral Standards  Business Ethics  Work Ethics  Environmental Ethics © IEF 42
  • 43. Mastery Involves Concern for the Environment © IEF 43
  • 44. Moral Goal — Contribution to Society  Technical achievement  Community service  Sustainable environment © IEF 44
  • 45. Third Dimension of Education Education for Mastery Education in Norms Contributi on to society... Cultivation of the Heart © IEF 45
  • 46. Problem of Modern Education Education for Mastery Education in Norms Cultivatio n of the Heart © IEF 46
  • 47. Balanced Education Education for Mastery Education in Norms Cultivation of the Heart © IEF 47