24 Jun A Day on – The Moral Life of Schools
A Day on – The Moral Life of Schools
Consultant’s Assignment: What are the professed and embedded values of a school’s culture, and when and how are they conflicted by the development stages of the moral growth of youth or by the unwillingness of the adults to consistently articulate and enforce the ethos and character expectations of the school? Using the Institute for Global Ethics’ rubric of three systems to unpack “right vs. right” dilemmas, how do we educate students and staff to apply universally accepted frames of reference for making difficult ethical judgments? What do the kids see as the variance between the espoused values and the lived values in the school? What do they see as their parents’ main expectations for them? How do we help students sort out clarity and consistency in their own path towards becoming “smart and good”?School’s Advance Assignment: Survey of parents on Robert Kegan’s list of most important outcomes for students (from The Parents We Mean To Be), then a survey of students to see they perception of their parents values for them. Prepare schedule for consultant to mean alone with three groups of up to 15-20 students from various age groups.
Consultant’s Deliverable: A day’s in-service for faculty and/or parents, including reporting back to the adults a reflection of the students’ perceptions of the moral imperatives of the school culture.