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By Thomas Lickona

Demands renewed ethical schooling in America's colleges, supplying dozens of courses faculties can undertake to coach scholars admire, accountability, exertions, and different values that are meant to no longer be left to oldsters to coach.

Dr. Lickona's twelve-point software deals useful techniques designed to create a operating coalition of folks, academics, and groups within the curiosity of establishing personality into the lives of children at the present time.

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To find where you stand on urban renewal ask yourself: ✓ Am I honestly bothered about street furniture? ✓ Do I care about community amenities? ✓ Do I want to investigate the idea of ‘special character’ or conservation areas? ✓ Am I worried about the design of public buildings? ✓ Would I like to know more about how urban projects are funded? ✓ Do I want to think about transport? ✓ Can I bear to be reading about the gentrification of areas? ✓ Do I feel the urge to find out more about compulsory purchase orders?

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Table 1-1 Meeting Social Science Questions Question Theory Summary What is knowledge? Positivist theory Pursuing scientific method reveals all true knowledge. How is power constructed? Conflict theory Change and order arise from social groups versus individuals struggling to maximise power. What is society? Cultural pluralism/ multiculturalism Coexistence of different cultures within the same area. How can we decide what is the right course of action? Utilitarianism Decisions based on what is best for the greatest number of people.

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