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Developing a Moral Education Curriculum

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Ed Schwartz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Curriculum)
Social conditions (Social values)

Keywords: Education; Children; Values; Ethics

Type: Report

Coverage: Minnesota


The author recounts the experiences of the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, MN with integrating moral education into the religious curriculum. He discusses teaching tools such as ethical dilemmas and other methods for such integration. The author also discusses how moral awareness is a part of childhood development, both from the scientific/educational perspective and from classical rabbinic Jewish perspectives.