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    Teaching Morals in Public Schools

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    appearance in the character of today's youth. Teaching morals in public school could only result in the betterment of our society. American public schools started walking away from their moral educators about a generation ago, around the 1960's. They feared possibilities of being accused of imposing religion or "indoctrinating" children, so they left moral instruction to parents and the community, and stuck strictly to academics (Smith). Teaching morals has been misconceived as a violation of the

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    Teaching Morals and Ethics in Public Schools I find myself disagreeing with Kozol and his statement that schools should be an institution where morals can be taught and developed. It is my belief that schools should not be held responsible for instilling morals and ethics into the minds of America's children. Of course, it is true that schools should instill and reinforce morals that are part of our everyday existence. Those of the Golden Rule, as well as the wrongs of death and destruction

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    Teaching Morals and Character at State University Introduction Several weeks ago, there was a slight uproar on State U.’s campus when a threatening homophobic message was found scrawled on a student’s personal belongings. The controversy revolved around the intentions of this message and, once it was discovered who had written the message, how that individual should be punished. Most of the dialogue on campus, both amongst the administration and the student body, focused on the individual’s

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    Teaching Morals and Ethics in Public Schools The question of whether or not schools should teach ethics and morals is misleading, because ethics and morals are two different things. Webster's Dictionary defines ethics as "a particular system of principles and rules concerning duty, whether true or false," and morals as "motivation based on ideas of right and wrong." As I take it, ethics implies a set of basic rules to abide by, whereas morals strictly set down what to believe, and what not to

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    Elizabethan Theater

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    the church became less involved (Lace, 72). The biblical plays transformed into mystery and morality plays. Morality plays were more serious and meant to teach people the difference between right and wrong (Lace, 78). Mystery plays, while still teaching morals, were the more entertaining plays. Both were highly religious. The actors of the time led an ambiguous life. In the first half of the 16th century they were seen as little better than thieves; some, in fact, were thieves (Lace, 73). While some

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    education, but no one really agrees why our children need it. Some, like Jonathan Kozol, feel that the purpose of education is to turn a child into a good person through a series of moral and ethical lessons. The other school of thought is that school is a place for a general education of facts and figures and that morals have no business in the classroom. This is a question of vital importance because, with the vast majority of American youths in public school, it could truly change the face of America

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    Teaching Moral Values to Children Morals are defined as expressing or teaching a conception of either behaviour. Teaching moral values to a child are usually the responsibility of the parents. A parent influences a child at a young age, although as they mature they have the ability to accept or reject their traits. In the play, A Taste of Honey, author Shelegh Delaney illustrates the impact a parent has on a child, and how their decisions can affect the way in which they control their lives

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    Socrates and Crito: Teaching Morals and Honor

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    teacher that he was, his reasons for not escaping are understandable and respectable, and he believed that escaping was wrong. Since he believed it wrong, it was good that Socrates chose not to escape. Escaping would essentially nullify his teaching of morals and honor and his reasons for living. Socrates had a few reasons for accepting his punishments and not escaping the death sentence that he was handed. In hopes to convince Socrates to escape prison, his friend Crito visited him in prison before

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    Teaching Morals and Values in the Public Education System "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"1 These words are, of course, inscribed in bronze at the base of the greatest symbol of American freedom, the Statue if Liberty. These words were also a call to the entire world, exclaiming how our nation of freedom wants to take

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    Integrating Faith and Teaching

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    Integrating Faith and Teaching If everyone on this earth held the belief that all humans have the capability of being and becoming good people, this world would be a much different place. I hold the belief that human beings are good, and I feel that is essential that all people do their best to try to find the good aspects and qualities in others. I think that it is important to concentrate on the positive and good aspects of people, even though some do make this very difficult to even attempt

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    Teaching: A Priceless Profession What if there was a career that not only inspired people to be lawyers and brain surgeons, but was also responsible for motivating the average fast food employee to take just as much pride and initiative in their work? Although most people underestimate the profound role that educators play in today’s society, teachers have a tremendous responsibility. They have the opportunity to not only challenge their students intellectually, but they can teach them how to

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    Legislation and the Teaching Occupation Legislation affects all aspects of the educational environment. Legislation controls teaching credentials, funds allotted for teaching supplies, general public school operation, and curriculum. In turn, the educational environment affects the capabilities of a teacher. Senators and assembly members have made numerous amendments over time to the laws that they have created. Such changes greatly shape the abilities of teachers to teach their students

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    only being taught the basic concepts of the world, shapes, colors, language, but they are also being taught the norms and values of a particular society. This essay will look into what the children's materials of yesteryear and the ones of today are teaching the children that read, watch, or play with them. In this essay the investigation of the norms and values that are taught will be explored. All science realizes that books are great for children but sociology realizes that they needed to teach children

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    The Importance of Teaching Education should be a part of everyone's life. A good education offers something for everyone, whether it be on the simple level or a more complex one. Education should provide provide an opportunity for students to develop a strong sense of creativity, a high self esteem, and a life long respect for learning. Education should help students establish a strong sense of confidence in themselves. A teacher will be one factor that helps a student learn and progress along

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    with the handing over. That is, myself as a new teacher and the subject; Creation. The scheme of work had already been laid by the department all teachers were following the same scheme. On being given the template I became quite excited at teaching the subject as the topic enables pupils to enter into a multitude of educational experiences from story telling, debating, to thinking about religion vs. science. The scope was enormous in terms of application of creativity and cross curricular

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    Behaviorism

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    Behaviorism is a teaching theory which emphasized mostly on stimulus, response and reinforcement. Behaviorism also focuses on the behaviours or the habit that are assumed to be the results of learning, in which it is considered to be shown after the learning takes place. As this theory operates on the principle of ‘stimulus-responses’, it is likely to takes place when both elements occur at about the same time. Stimulus refers to all the sights, sounds, smells and other influences which are receive

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    Teaching Frederick Douglass in American School Systems With the increasing popularity of educational standards and standardized testing many are beginning to ask, "What is the purpose of education?" Is the goal of education to fill students' minds with a curriculum of facts, or is it to prepare them to be productive members of society? If the answer to this question is the latter of those two, what do they need to know in order to be good citizens and how should that be taught? Tolerance is

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    Teaching an Applied Critical Thinking Course: How Applied Can We Get? ABSTRACT: Encouraging students to apply classroom knowledge in their personal, everyday life is a major problem confronting many teachers of critical thinking. For example, while a student might recognize an ad hominem argument in a classroom exercise, it is quite another thing for him or her to avoid the same in interpersonal relations, say with parents, siblings, and peers. One approach to this problem is the creation of

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    "I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under Congress, the Supreme Court, the Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers, and the President, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892 (Baer). He did this in the memory of the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering America ("The Pledge"). In 1954, Congress added the words, under God to the pledge;

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    "discipline" is considered synonymous with physical punishment.  For others, it is seen as something that must be done to make children behave "properly".  Even the dictionary's definition seems to support this image:  "1. Training of the mental, moral, and physical powers by instruction, control, and exercise.  2. Subjection to rule and authority.  3. Punishment or disciplinary action for the sake of training."  Although this sounds like some kind of military training, there are many forms of discipline

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