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Accepting the challenge : assessing the moral and ethical outcomes of schooling
Values in education (2002)
  • Margaret Forster, ACER
  • Geoff N Masters, ACER
This chapter describes the work undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research to assist a school to formally assess and monitor the moral and ethical development of its students. It begins with a brief overview of the theoretical traditions which address issues of moral and ethical development, and the research evidence for school influence on moral and ethical outcomes. The target school, John XXIII College in Perth, Western Australia, identified as a key school objective to develop the personal and social competence of its students. The chapter describes the development of a theoretical framework within which the moral and ethical development of students might be monitored at both the school and system level. The framework was underpinned by three challenges: defining the domains to be assessed and monitored; developing an instrument through which genuine responses could be collected; and constructing a framework against which to report growth. The results of administering the evaluation on the school are reported.
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S Pascoe
Australian College of Educators
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Margaret Forster and Geoff N Masters. "Accepting the challenge : assessing the moral and ethical outcomes of schooling" Deakin West (ACT)Values in education (2002)
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