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A Five-Country Survey on Ethics Education in Preservice Teaching Programs

Maxwell, B; Tremblay-Laprise, AA; Filion, M; Boon, H; Daly, C; van den Hoven, M; Heilbronn, R; ... Walters, S; + view all (2016) A Five-Country Survey on Ethics Education in Preservice Teaching Programs. Journal of Teacher Education , 67 (2) pp. 135-151. 10.1177/0022487115624490. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: A Five-Country Survey on Ethics Education in Preservice Teaching Programs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0022487115624490
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022487115624490
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475893
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