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Roundtable to Discuss Morality in Education

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Roundtable to Discuss Morality in Education

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

April 3, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-“Why Johnny Can't Be Moral: Education and Virtue in America's Democracy” will be the topic of a roundtable discussion at Cedarville University on Thursday, April 20.

Sponsored by the University's Center for Political Studies, the roundtable is the second in a series of symposia, lectures, and discussions meant to highlight issues relevant to the expression of an intentionally biblical worldview in the political arena.

This year's Roundtable will be held in the Stevens Student Center Theater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening's focus on morality in education will include presentations by

  • Monty Lobb (Assistant Ohio Secretary of State) discussing “Character: The Cornerstone of Healthy Democracy”
  • Dr. Don Reed (Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Wittenberg University) discussing “Johnny See, Johnny Do: Reciprocal Interaction”
  • Stephen Veltri (Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University) discussing “Moral Formation: The Courts and the Schools”
  • Dr. Robert Yinger (Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati), “Engaging Educators in the Democratic Formative Project”

Cedarville's own Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, associate professor of political science, will serve as moderator. A question and answer session will follow.

“The second annual Cedarville Roundtable focuses on one of society's most difficult issues: How should we educate our children?” explained Dr. Mark Smith, director of Cedarville's Center for Political Studies. “As parents, teachers, and students, we all expect a great deal from education, but we are often dissatisfied with the results. We want our children to learn information and skills but we also want them to be moral and virtuous.” Smith added that there is much debate about how to accomplish these goals. “The Roundtable,” he said, “will allow participants to understand the debate from a variety of perspectives.”

CDR Radio Network, The PATH®, will carry the event live on their 12 affiliate stations and Webcast on the Internet. CDR Radio, The PATH®, is a community-supported media ministry of Cedarville University.