Fall 2017 Symposium


While no one is exempt from the ravages of climate change and environmental degradation,
poor people and people of color are impacted first, worst and longest. We’ll explore
ways to discuss the ethical implications of current circumstances and future policy options.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023
At New York Society For Ethical Culture

We’ll break for (vegan) dinner.

NOTE: Please arrive between 5:00 and 5:15 so we can begin promptly at 5:30.

Register here.
For info or to request an invoice/purchase order, events@ethicsineducation.org.

Why Ethics? Why Dewey?

Because our best hope of creating a more just and compassionate world lies in teaching our children lifelong habits of rigorous and open-minded ethical inquiry.

The Ethics in Education Network embraces a secular, progressive, and pragmatic approach to education based on the work of John Dewey (1859-1952), American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer.

While traditional character education focuses on the individual, ethics is always about interaction – interpersonal relationships or community, national, or global issues. Deweyan ethics emphasizes an ongoing process of speculation about the consequences of each possible action over others in light of social changes and scientific discoveries.

EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, SCHOLARS…Whether you’re here to begin learning about ethics in education, you’re ready right now to add an ethics component to your curriculum, or you’ve come to converse with colleagues, you’ve come to the right place.

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Events and Opportunities

Ongoing. New York Area. Factory Farming Awareness Coalition offers free presentations for classes, assemblies, and staff meetings on the social and environmental impact of factory farming. Schedule a presentation.

January 25-27, 2018. The National Institute of PEN, a subsidiary of the national organization of the Progressive Education Network, is holding a six-day, two part workshop to learn about Progressive Education. Registration coming this fall!

If you’re planning an event that might be of interest to our Network, please let us know. events@ethicsineducationnetwork.org