Certainly, Bunki raises a good point that there may have been extenuating
circumstances in most any situation, and we should always check for these.
This is why I suggested asking for the person's reasoning rather than making
any outright or implied accusation of theft.
> and have witnessed a steady decline in ethics in the classroom.
Sky also raises the above point, and this has been a consistent finding of
several groups which have done research in this area.
The most important point for all of us to realize, as teachers, parents and
citizens, is that it need not be this way. True, the training and guidance
is lacking, but there are successful programs being used. As I mentioned, I
just completed training in one such program. If anyone would like to look
at the website of the Institute for Global Ethics, their URL is
I will attach the Word format of our brochure, revised to reflect this new
service, to another email to the list. I hope this won't burden anyone's
Lawrence A. Parker
The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction
Truth, Honor and Courage
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