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Ellen Feig

Professor, Bergen Community College

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Can one teach young people to be moral? Is morality something that must be taught in the home? Is it innate?

Currently I am working on a professional development platform focused on teaching college students ethics and morality. Young people seem to be incredibly disengaged from others, have little sense of what it means to be moral, gracious or ethical and don't care. How can we teach morality or is it something that is innate?

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    Jan 25 2013: what about using a recent book as the backdrop of your moral study...its content will get teens feeling better about themselves and the moral factor is connected to social resposibility, and personal at the same time...and Im sure the author would be flattered...the book reviewed by the New York Times is"Far From The Tree" by Andrew Solomon...I just heard about it today... and it presents moral questions...and the subjects in the book could use a helping hand in being better understood. . It would also include the difficulty felt by parents when trying to do the best by their children..everyone looks better,hardly any blame...and tough moral questions.

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