Often the school is left as an institution seemingly ethically neutral, leaving untouched questions about whether the school itself is a site of injustice toward both educators and children. Springing from his well-known Building an Ethical School, Robert J. Starratt now looks more closely at the educational leader’s responsibility to ensure that the whole fabric of the educational process reflects an ethical philosophy of education.

Starratt argues that the work of educating young people is by its very nature an ethical work as well as an intellectual work, and that this work inescapably engages educators and their pupils with an academic curriculum, a social curriculum, and a civic curriculum. Cultivating an Ethical School lays a foundation for educators seeking to cultivate a comprehensive ethical educating environment. The second half of the book then takes up the more specific perspectives on teaching and learning that constitute the heart of cultivating an ethical school. Starratt provides examples of how an ethical school can expose students to a variety of perspectives on the challenges they will be called upon to face in the worlds of culture, nature, and society. This valuable book shows leaders and educators the importance of organizing a curriculum and a pedagogy that simultaneously respect and cultivate the intellectual, personal, and social qualities of being human.

part I|87 pages

Foundations for Cultivating an Ethical School

chapter 1|15 pages

Cultivating an Ethical School in a Changing Context

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 2|16 pages

Foundational Qualities of an Ethical Person

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 3|20 pages

A Multidimensional Ethical Framework

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 4|14 pages

The Mapping of Moral Development

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 5|19 pages

The Geography of Human Development as Ethical Development

ByRobert J. Starratt

part II|72 pages

Essentials for Cultivating an Ethical School

chapter 6|16 pages

The Moral Character of Learning

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 7|19 pages

The Ethics of Teaching

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 8|14 pages

Elements of an Ethical School

ByRobert J. Starratt

chapter 9|16 pages

Cultivating an Ethical School

ByM. Bezzina

chapter 10|4 pages

The Complexity of Ethical Living and Learning

ByRobert J. Starratt