And the moral of the story is…

…society sees education as being the most important factor in developing the well-rounded global citizens of tomorrow. But is it right that the teaching of morality should fall to teachers? Bahram Bekhradnia reflects

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Is it the role of schools to develop moral attitudes and behaviour in their pupils? On the face of it, it seems sensible: schools, and teachers within schools, are society’s representatives in the development of our children. We trust them to produce the type of adults we need – not just in what they can do, but how they are.

Yet, implementation of that notion is not straightforward. Are there really universal moral values that schools can safely be relied upon to impart? Is it really a school’s job? In the past, it may have been uncontroversial that schools should be concerned with such ...

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