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.
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
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.