What is Moral Education?Moral education is becoming anincreasingly popular topic in thefields of psychology andeducation. Media reports ofincreased violent juvenile crime,teen pregnancy, and suicide havecaused many to declare a moralcrisis in various nations.
What are some cases happeningin our country that indicatesmoral crisis?
Do you believethat a child isborn with a built-in moralconscience?
Bull (1969)“The child is not born with abuilt-in moral conscience. But heis born with those natural,biologically purposive capacitiesthat make him potentially amoral being” (p.15).
Wilson in Wilson et al, 1967“Teachers and parents shouldconfront the child with theirown moral codes in a very clearand definite manner so that,whether he accepts or rejects acode, at least he knows what heis accepting or rejecting”(p.132).
As a future parent to be, whatare the things that you shouldgive to your child that wouldhelp him grow as a person withgood values?
Wilson in Wilson et al, 1967“The child needs other things,such as love, emotional security,food, warmth, enough sleep andso on. All these things as well asa framework of rules arenecessary (, p.129).”
Wilson, 1967“If we want to be able to showthat certain types of educationproduce „morally educated‟people, we must first identify a„morally educated‟ person sothat we know what types ofeducation to look for (1967,p.191).”
Importance of Moral Education (Dr. N.K. ARJUNAN ) Value-based education is needed for developing moral qualities such as humility, truthfulness, honesty, courtesy, tolerance, sacrifice , etc. among the youth.
Values education is essential fordeveloping democratic qualitiessuch as dignity of the individual,social justice, liberty, equality,fraternity etc.Only values education would leadus to attain our ultimate goal ofpeace on earth.
A teacher is a philosopher.The cognitive developmentalapproach to moral educationalso encourages the teacher tobecome a developmentalist.
Approaches in Teaching Moral Education Community Service Approach - this approach is a conscious effort to give students opportunities, guidance, and practice at being moral actors.
Approaches in Teaching Moral Education Virtue of the Month Approach - where the entire school community gives particular attention to a quality such as cooperation or kindness. ex: newsletters, bulletins
Approaches in Teaching Moral Education Problem-based Approach - students can make their own choices about the curriculum and involving them in the decision-making process.
As future ValuesEducators, howare you going tomake a changein yourstudents?