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    2016 Presidential Election

    Donald TrumpThe 2016 Presidential Election was marked by, among other things, particularly vicious political discourse. Teachers across the country struggled to stay true to their desire to teach their students to engage in politics respectfully while simultaneously staying nonpartisan.

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    Five New Case Studies!

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    The Justice in Schools team has produced five new case studies exploring issues ranging from mandated reporting to sex education.  Written by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, these cases center on dilemmas that can challenge both new teachers as well as veterans.

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    Model Syllabi

    One of the goals of Justice in Schools is to promote the use of normative case studies as a powerful tool for teaching about and reflecting on challenge ethical dilemmas in the practice of education. The following collection of syllabi come from professors - both in schools of education and in philosophy departments - who employ case studies in their teaching on education. They are meant to demonstrate the range of ways that educators can employ the case studies approach in both undergraduate and graduate level coursework. If you have a syllabus you would like to share with us,...

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    School Choice

    School ChoiceSnapshot:  This case explores the dilemma many well-resourced parents face in choosing a school for their child. Should they opt for their local public school, investing their economic, cultural, and political capital into the public...

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    Seeing Green

    Seeing Green Case GraphicSnapshot: This case explores the challenges of teaching about climate change in a community where a large portion of the residents work in the petroleum industry. Should science teachers accommodate local concerns about the...

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    Australian Participant General Information for Educational Ethics During a Pandemic

    Multi-site Lead Investigator:  Professor Meira Levinson, EJ Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Graduate School meira_levinson@gse.harvard.edu

    Co-Investigators:

    Dr Jacob Fay, PostDoctoral Fellow at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

    Tatiana Geron, Doctoral Fellow at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

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    Entering High School

    While many hold the widely accepted view that the only legitimate basis for college and university admissions decisions is individual merit, a closer examination suggests that merit itself may well rest on facts about a student that have more to do with their background than on talent or work ethic. Wealthier students are able to hire tutors to help them in classes they struggle with and coaches to sharpen their skills on the...

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