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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Journal of Moral Education 14 (3):183-193 (1985)
Abstract Nigerian society today exhibits symptoms of serious moral malaise. There is consequently widespread concern about the nation's moral predicament. This paper is an attempt to investigate the roots of the problem. The problem appears to lie mainly in the uncritical adoption of the values of an alien culture particularly the values of individualism and materialism in social, political and economic relations. Current approaches to moral education in Nigerian schools have been examined and considered inadequate to cope with the contemporary moral crisis. In the light of the shortcomings identified in the present methods of giving moral education in our schools, suggestions have been made for an exploration of other approaches which might strengthen what is of positive value in the current approach as well as overcome its deficiencies. It is argued that emphasis on a consequentialist approach within the framework of an integrated approach to moral education will have the advantage of attracting the widest possible audience and making the greatest impact on our multicultural society
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