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dc.contributor.supervisor Piquemal, Nathalie (Advisor- Educational Administration & Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author Hutchinson, Jacquelyn
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-24T18:07:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-24T18:07:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-24T18:07:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3134
dc.description.abstract This thesis proposes that moral development, specifically teaching students to be caring and compassionate, should be a goal of high school education. The research sought evidence of moral education taught explicitly within the public high school system of Canada’s English-speaking provinces using four indicators: graduation requirements, provincial governments’ purposes of education, high school curricula and school division mission statements. Findings reveal that although departments of education and school boards express concern for students’ moral development in educational goals and supplementary programming, there is very little follow-through to the classroom and students. No graduation requirements or courses were found pertaining to moral education. Using key search terms it was also determined that any related curriculum content, embedded in other subjects, constitutes only minor portions of courses. Recommended is an increase in mandatory moral education at the high school level, focusing on interpersonal relations and the ethic of care. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject character education en
dc.subject high school en
dc.subject compassion en
dc.subject caring en
dc.subject moral development en
dc.subject ethical en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject peace education en
dc.subject non-violence en
dc.subject social responsibility en
dc.subject teach students to be nice en
dc.subject moral fibre of society en
dc.title Moral education & the ethic of care en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Creamer, David (Internal - Educational Administration & Psychology) Osborne, Ken (External - Curriculum, Teaching & Learning) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note May 2009 en


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