A five-country survey on ethics education in preservice teaching programs

Maxwell, Bruce, Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne, Filion, Marianne, Boon, Helen, Daly, Caroline , van den Hoven, Mariette, Heilbronn, Ruth, Lenselink, Myrthe, and Walters, Sue (2016) A five-country survey on ethics education in preservice teaching programs. Journal of Teacher Education, 67 (2). pp. 135-151.

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Despite a broad consensus on the ethical dimensions of the teaching profession, and long-standing efforts to align teacher education with wider trends in professional education, little is known about how teacher candidates are being prepared to face the ethical challenges of contemporary teaching. This article presents the results of an international survey on ethics content and curriculum in initial teacher education (ITE). Involving five Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries—the United States, England, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands—the study's findings shed light on teacher educators' perspectives on the contribution of ethics content to the education of future teachers and provide a snapshot of how well existing programs line up with their aspirations. The results showed that 24% of the ITE programs surveyed contain at least one mandatory stand-alone ethics course. The meaning of the results vis-à-vis opportunities for expanding ethics education in preservice teaching programs is also discussed.

Item ID: 42952
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-7816
Keywords: professional ethics, preservice teacher education, survey, curriculum, instructional practices, quantitative research
Funders: Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQ-SC), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Projects and Grants: FRQ-SC grant number 2014-NP-173847
Research Data: http://jte.sagepub.com/content/67/2/135.full.pdf+html
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 03:55
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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