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Moral Values

  • Changing Ethical Frameworks for a Multicultural World
    Explores the origins of the dominant ethical belief system in student affairs which relies heavily on the application of principles to problems. Discusses examples of ethical behavior in professional practice and surveys ethics education for students.
  • Citizenship Education and Diversity
    The goals of citizenship education can conflict with values of cultural pluralism. The Canadian government's policy is one of official neutrality and tolerance with respect to cultural differences.
  • Developing Moral Community in a Pluralist Setting
    The author helped St. Andrew's Scots School, in Buenos Aires, formulate a statement of values that did justice to the school's "Scottish" past, its multicultural present, and its future.
  • Dewey, Freire, and a Pedagogy for the Oppressor
    Asserts that cultural diversity and democracy will always be in conflict with each other, examining oppression in a democratic society; an oppressor's view of the world; a pervasive dualism in perspectives; the inadequacy of current efforts to overcome the conflict between the oppressors and the oppressed; traits of oppressors that must be changed; a three-pronged approach to consciousness raising; common themes within this approach; and underlying assumptions. (SM).
  • Motivating People from Privileged Groups to Support Social Justice
    Presents a theoretical perspective for understanding what may motivate people from privileged groups to support diversity and social justice, discussing and examining the complexities and limitations of three main sources of motivation: empathy, moral and spiritual values, and self-interest. Educational strategies are suggested to address these sources of motivation.
  • Religion and Multiculturalism in Education
    Provides a concise historical overview of theological thinking concerning fundamentalism, absolutism, and relativism. Considers corresponding responses to issues regarding multiculturalism.
  • Talking Race in Concrete: Leadership, Diversity, and Praxis
    Traditional school administrator programs have neglected the democratic and moral dimensions of leadership preparation. In an increasingly diverse world, leadership theory needs to be reformed as critical, reflective, and concerned with social justice and praxis.
  • The Idolatry of Multicultural Education: A Prophetic Pragmatic Alternative?
    Criticizes the idolatry implicit in concepts of inclusion and empowerment in education and advocates the prophetic pragmatism of Cornel West (1989) as an alternative philosophical framework for education that responds to the same underlying moral purpose. Prophetic pragmatism offers a less-divisive plan for multicultural education than does the conflict between eurocentrism and multiculturalism.