"Maricopa Values & Ethics Survey"
Surveys of faculty, staff, and students at
Maricopa Community College, as well as of a
sample of the general public in Maricopa County,
conducted in the fall of 2000 and the
spring of 2001, show the following responses to
questions concerning values and ethics.
"Cultural Identity and Teaching"
Teachers bring themselves—their life experiences,
histories, and cultures—into the
classroom. They bring their assumptions and
beliefs about what a good teacher is and
does, their knowledge of education theory,
research, and human development, and their
love and knowledge of content areas. They bring
their personalities and teaching styles
that are shaped by social and cultural
"The Teaching of Business Ethics and Social
The field of education is in a constant flux
since educators for the most part try to mirror
the various attitudes and perceptions that are
most dominant in our dynamic society at a
given period in time.
"Teaching for Critical Thinking: Helping
College Students Develop the Skills and
Dispositions of a Critical Thinker"
Changes in technology and the workplace have made
the ability to think critically more
important than ever before. Instruction designed
to help college students think critically
focuses on skills that are widely applicable
across domains of knowledge and the
disposition to use these skills.