Education Research International

The Moral Core of Teaching


Publishing date
24 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Feb 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

2Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1V6

3Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6PY, UK

4Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia


The Moral Core of Teaching

Description

Nowadays, schools all over the world are under a pressure to create safe, orderly, and effective learning environments where students can acquire social as well as academic skills that will allow them to succeed in school and beyond. Over the last two decades, student populations—and also teachers—have become increasingly diverse. Students and teachers sharing the same school can come from a broad range of cultures and socioeconomical backgrounds. Schools face the challenge of creating pedagogical environments that are sensitive to numerous individual backgrounds in order to support students' social and academic success. In this kind of educational atmosphere the moral core of teaching and the teacher's role as a moral educator are important issues in school pedagogy. Furthermore, updated research illustrates that pedagogy imbued with a moral core has ramifications for student wellbeing and achievement.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the moral core of teaching. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the role teachers should take in moral education in schools. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The values and ethics in teaching
  • The moral nature of teaching
  • Teachers' moral competencies
  • Pedagogical approaches to moral education
  • The role of religion and spirituality in teaching
  • The possibilities of character education
  • Moral education in different school subjects
  • International trends in moral education
  • Moral education and student achievement
  • Service learning as moral teaching

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/edu/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 716268
  • - Editorial

The Moral Core of Teaching

Kirsi Tirri | Elizabeth Campbell | ... | Terence J. Lovat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 351879
  • - Research Article

Finnish Teachers’ Ethical Sensitivity

Elina Kuusisto | Kirsi Tirri | Inkeri Rissanen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 258181
  • - Research Article

Third Graders' Perceptions on Moral Behaviour on Bullying If They Had the Infinite Powers of Superhero Defenders

Juha Johansson | Markku S. Hannula
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 673645
  • - Research Article

A Cross-Cultural Study of Gifted Students' Scientific, Societal, and Moral Questions Concerning Science

Kirsi Tirri | Sakari Tolppanen | ... | Elina Kuusisto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 961505
  • - Research Article

The Supervisory Relationship as an Arena for Ethical Problem Solving

Erika Löfström | Kirsi Pyhältö
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 978317
  • - Research Article

How Finnish Muslim Students Perceive and Deal with Religious and Cultural Difference: Negotiating Religious Tradition with Modern Liberal and Postmodern Ideals

Inkeri Rissanen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 954274
  • - Research Article

Caring Teaching as a Moral Practice: An Exploratory Study on Perceived Dimensions of Caring Teaching

Khalil Gholami | Kirsi Tirri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 303565
  • - Research Article

Moral Foundation of the Kindergarten Teacher’s Educational Approach: Self-Reflection Facilitated Educator Response to Pluralism in Educational Context

Arniika Kuusisto | Silja Lamminmäki-Vartia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 387027
  • - Research Article

The Cultural Dependence of the Ethical Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire: The Case of Iranian Kurdish Teachers

Khalil Gholami | Kirsi Tirri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 901513
  • - Research Article

Moral Development and Citizenship Education in Vocational Schools

Hélène Leenders | Wiel Veugelers | Ewoud de Kat
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