University Technology Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 2355-2360
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Moral education is becoming an increasingly popular topic in the fields of psychology and education. Media reports of increased violent young crime, teen pregnancy, and suicide have caused many to declare a moral crisis in our nation. While not all of these social concerns are moral in nature, and most have complex origins, there is a growing trend towards linking the solutions to these and related social problems to the teaching of moral and social values in our schools. However, considerations of the role schools can and should play in the moral development of youth are themselves the subject of argument. Therefore, this paper discusses about ways to develop ethics and morals of the adolescences. The purpose of this study is twofold: to understand the moral behavior of adolescences nowadays, and to discover its relation to education and knowledge. Simple Random Sampling assigned to 120 students of different international schools. The findings of this study indicate that there are significant mean differences between students of different schools. Eventually, education plays an important role in moderating the behavior of the adolescences and improving their ethics and morality. Hence, it is highly advisable to introduce the most excellent behavior, ethics, and best morality that required by our culture, and to explain the importance of education in managing the behavior of adolescences.
Ethics management, education, morality development, and students’ wellbeing.