The Moral Dimensions of Teaching

The  David O. McKay  School of Education adheres to the Moral Dimensions of Teaching as a foundation for teaching, scholarship, and service. Listed below are the Moral Dimensions, as outlined by Kenneth Sirotnik.

Enculturating the young in a social and political democracy
Foster in the nation’s young the skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary for effective participation in a social and political democracy

Providing access to knowledge for all children and youth
Ensure that the young have access to those understandings and skills required for satisfying and responsible lives

Practicing a nurturing pedagogy (the art and science of teaching)
Develop educators who nurture the learning and well-being of every student

Ensuring responsible stewardship of schools
Ensure educators’ competence in and commitment to serving as stewards of schools

Moral Dimensions Lecture Series

Beginning in the Fall of 2004, the BYU-Public School Partnership hosted a series of lectures on The Moral Dimensions of Teaching to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the BYU Public School Partnership. Summaries of each lecture and biographical information about the presenter are linked below.

What is the Meaning of 'Moral Dimensions'?
by  Richard Williams
Associate Academic Vice President, Brigham Young University
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 -  Read more about Dr. Williams' lecture

Providing Access to Knowledge to All Children and Youth
by  Robert V. Bullough
Professor of  Teacher Education, Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling ( CITES ), BYU
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 -  Read more about Dr. Bullough's lecture

Enculturating the Young in a Social and Political Democracy
by  Gary Daynes
Associate Director, Freshman Academy, BYU
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 -  Read more about Dr. Daynes' lecture

Practicing a Nurturing Pedagogy
by  Virginia Johnson
Deputy Superintendent, Alpine School District (retired)
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 -  Read more about Dr. Johnson's lecture

Ensuring Responsible Stewardship
by  John Rosenberg
Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean, College of Humanities, BYU
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 -  Read more about Dr. Rosenberg's lecture

Sirotnik, K. A. (2001). Renewing schools & teacher education: An odyssey in educational change. Washington, D. C.: AACTE Publication, p. 28. Program folder. Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle, WA., April, 2003.

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