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Ethical Responses In Unethical Times

Fall 2016 Symposium Highlights

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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Keynote Address: Teaching Ethics in Inequitable Times

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October 28, 2016

Good evening everyone. Hello, hello. You heard from the Peace Poets before, I normally have a policy of never following the Peace Poets, they go after me. We spoke at NYU on Monday […]

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John Dewey: Educative Experiences

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Upon entering the early education program at Bank Street Graduate School of Education in 2015, I believed there existed a (cultural) tension between progressive pedagogy and its reflection of what seemed to me as middle-upper […]

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The Overwhelming Whiteness of Transitional Chapter Series Books

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

A first grader reaches for a book on the shelf in her classroom at a mid-sized city school in New York’s Hudson Valley. She finds herself in that sweet developmental spot when reading fluency is […]

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Student Voice: The Value of “What do you think?”

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The greatest question any authoritative figure can ask a child or a student. Inclusivity in all aspects of decision making is vital, but it is most important in our schools.

I would like to consider myself […]

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Events and Opportunities

June 8-11, 2017. Charleston, South Carolina. American Humanist Association Annual Conference. Registration is open.

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.

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