Moral Literacy

TitleMoral Literacy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsClifford, M
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Start Page125-141
Date PublishedSpring 2011
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
Keywordsethical , ethical decision-making , PHILOSOPHY
AbstractThis article discusses how, with the loss of required moral philosophy courses for undergraduates, there has been a decline in the basic moral literacy of students, or the minimal ability to make considered decisions about right and wrong. This article does not try to diagnose the causes of the current dilemma regarding moral education, but rather to lay down the basic requirements of moral literacy, as well as offer some suggestions for how such literacy might be inculcated.
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