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As an American with a PHD in Religion and Social Ethics, I have long admired the ideal that schools should produce people who are both smart and good, which has a venerable tradition in the United States. Most children in 19th century America learned their ABC's from McGuffey Readers, which were replete with stories of honesty, self-reliance, and courage. The Readers' author, William H. McGuffey, was a professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia. But by the early 20th century, schools were beginning to lose their comfort with such moral indoctrination. As America became a more pluralistic society, it was harder to come up with a shared notion of good behavior. Given the lack of agreement, moral education, it was argued, was best left to the individual child's family and religious institution. By the late 1970s, character development had all but disappeared as a goal of American public schools.

Several factors have swung the pendulum back in the other direction. First is the growing recognition that families and religious institutions need help. Competing with them for moral authority are peers and the mass media, which all too often lead young people in troubling directions. Schools have become necessary partners with parents in the race for a balancing influence.

Also, as educators, we have come to recognize the essential moral elements already present throughout the curriculum—especially in the literature we read, the history we discuss, the science we implement, the behaviors we model and reinforce, the relationships we develop, and the virtues we promote every day. Ignoring this moral substance in the interest of neutrality simply shirks our responsibility to educate persons whose thought has some well-reasoned content. The only real question left to us is whether we will approach the moral dimensions of the curriculum poorly or well; we cannot sidestep them.

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I find by far my greatest joy in life helping people, especially those who are down and out, sick, either physically or with acute emotional or mental health issues. I feel best when I make others feel better. For this reason, I have volunteered at several social service agencies over the last several years, beginning in high school. My most recent volunteer efforts have taken place through the REAL Crisis intervention agency, providing crisis counseling via telephone and walk in, information and referral services, and suicide intervention.

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Facebook's director of operations, Sheryl Sandberg, discusses why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of her profession and offers 3 great tips for women who point to top management.

Our educational systems face great challenges, in America as well as the rest of the world. Many claim to see evidence of more antisocial behavior than ever among our youth—a sort of divorce between personal ethics and everyday behavior. Even among our most academically talented students, personal interest seems to triumph over the common good.

From across the political spectrum come calls to address the problem, as people from left, right, and center—however differently they may understand morality—recognize that building character is everyone's business. And, of course, in American society, whatever is everyone's business and involves children quickly leads us to the school.

1st 2 Paragraphs for the PHD Instructional Design, System and Technology

I am a young woman from Malaysia with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. I have great hope as a global citizen that our communications revolution will also continue to revolutionize education, helping to foster respect for human rights, dignity and more equal treatment of our people. My long term goal is to teach and promote digital ethics, particularly the teaching Malaysian children how to protect themselves online.

Of special relevance is my volunteer experience with the School Of Hope on Mabul Island. I worked tirelessly to collect enough donations to purchase the school materials that they needed for basic educational functions. Myself and my colleagues also started an Arts Program during our lengthy stay, I chose to give my all to the School Of Hope for over a year because of the fact that it serves Bajau and Suluk children who are born stateless. Like their fathers and forefathers, they have no access to state-sponsored education, healthcare or social welfare services. 

What Makes Good Teaching? A Short Film by Harvard Ed Students. Produced by three HGSE students, this short documentary, "Minds On Teaching," looks to understand what makes teaching good.

Great Life Lessons From Famous Teachers. The best teachers teach students about more than just subjects in school--they teach students valuable life lessons!