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The Center for Ethics and Education creates audio pieces to give faculty and students the tools to bridge philosophy and education. This audio is available for download and is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate education classes, and by anyone interested in ethics and education.

Ethics & Education Podcast:

Why Principles? | Jaime Ahlberg (Thinking Better)

Where do principles fit in decision-making? With Philosophy Professor Jaime Ahlberg (University of Florida).

Topics: K-12, Curriculum, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Teaching
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Universities | Laura Hamilton and Kathryn Joyce (Book Talk)

Sociologist Laura Hamilton discusses racial hierarchies and new universities and philosopher Kathryn Joyce responds from a lens of relational equality.

Topics: Book, Higher Education
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

Education for Liberation | Quentin Wheeler-Bell (Teaching Better)

Quentin Wheeler-Bell on the philosophy of education for liberation.

Topics: K-12, Curriculum, Higher Education

The Ethics of Doctoral Admissions | Bryan Warnick (Controversial Issues in Education)

Philosopher Bryan Warnick talks to us about his paper, “The Ethics of Doctoral Admissions.” We also asked four PhD students to share their thoughts on grad school.

Topics: Article, Higher Education

Sexual Citizenship | Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan (Book Talk)

This conversation offers a hopeful vision for the future of sex education, preventing sexual assault, and developing an empathetic understanding of young people today.

Topics: Book, Curriculum, Higher Education, Sex Education

The Ethics of Opting Out | Terry Wilson (Controversial Issues in Education)

UC-Boulder professor Terri Wilson discusses a case study she co-wrote on opting out of state standardized testing.

Topics: K-12, Article, Case Study
Additional Features: Study Guide

The Ethics of Charter Schools | Harry Brighouse and Grace Gecewicz with Erica Turner and Gina Schouten (Controversial Issues in Education)

Harry Brighouse and Grace Gecewicz talk about the history of charter schools, featuring interviews with UW-Madison education professor Erica Turner and Harvard philosopher Gina Schouten.

Topics: K-12, Article, Case Study
Additional Features: Study Guide

Higher Education and Social Mobility | Jennifer Morton (Book Talk)

UNC philosopher Jennifer Morton tells us about her book, Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility.

Topics: Book, Higher Education
Additional Features: Study Guide

The Case of the Privileged Poor | Anthony Jack (Book Talk)

Harvard sociologist Anthony Abraham Jack discusses his book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students.

Topics: Book, Higher Education
Additional Features: Study Guide

Research Me-Search | Kellen Sharp (Student Episode)

UW-Madison Undergraduate Research Scholar Kellen Sharp describes his experience working at the Center.

Topics: Higher Education, Student Episode

Just Teacher | Paula McAvoy and Lauren Gatti (Book Talk)

Education professors Lauren Gatti and Paula McAvoy talk about their book project, Just Teacher: Ethical Thinking in the Profession of Teaching.

Topics: K-12, Book, Teaching