Endro, Gunardi (2017) ETIKA DALAM PENGAJARAN ETIKA DI MASYARAKAT MAJEMUK. RESPONS, Vol 22 (01). pp. 39-62. ISSN 0853-8689

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In the perspective of moral education, teaching of ethics in a pluralistic society whose learners embrace various different religions and live up to various different local cultures has a serious challenge. The mission of moral education can briefly be defined as an effort to develop the will and the ability of learners to do good. The problem is that ethics as a critical-philosophical reflection is often perceived to offer an alternative ideological moral standard in competition with moral standards which have been firstly believed by the learners through appreciation of their religions and local cultures. This paper provides an argument that, though teaching of ethics is indeed required to make moral education effectively achieve its objective, the role of ethics ought not to take over the role of religions and local cultures within the framework of moral education. The role of ethics and the role of religions and local cultures should complement each other. The role of ethics should be more on developing the learners’ ability to do good, while the role of religions and local cultures should be more on strengthening the will of the learners to do good. Given the limited role of ethics, teaching of ethics in a pluralistic society requires ethics of its own to maintain a synergy between the two roles so that moral education effectively achieves its objective. Six ethical principles are here proposed as a guide in teaching ethics, namely: autonomy, responsibility, transparency, justice, caring, and professionalism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral education, teaching of ethics, religion, local culture, ethics of teaching
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Ethics
Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Education > Education (General)
Education > Special aspects of education
Science Paper
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Ilmu Sosial > Program Studi Manajemen
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 07:30

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