Spring 2017 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.

Recent Posts

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It’s Not Personal: Moving from Individual Racial Incidents to Organizational Racial Conflict

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Racism in higher education is often conceptualized as a student or individualized problem. If institutions of higher education are serious about making progress in this arena, however, they need to view racial conflict not as […]

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The Art of Social Justice: Behold the beautiful struggle!

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Museum as Ethics Classroom

On February 9, 2017, a few weeks after Trump’s presidential inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, the Brooklyn Museum held a historic gathering, entitled “Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call […]

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Keynote Address: Teaching Ethics in Inequitable Times

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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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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. events@ethicsineducationnetwork.org