Moral Issues
By Taku Ikemoto
Last update: May 19, 2012

" Increasing numbers of people across the ideological spectrum believe that our society is in deep moral trouble. The disheartening signs are everywhere: the breakdown of the family; the deterioration of civility in everyday life; rampant greed at a time when one in five children is poor; an omnipresent sexual culture that fills our television and movie screens with sleaze, beckoning the young toward sexual activity at ever earlier ages; the enormous betrayal of children through sexual abuse; and the 1992 report of the National Research Council that says the United States is now the most violent of all industrialized nations. . . . "

--- Thomas Lickona, The Return of Character Education (1993)

What Is Values Clarification? Spring 1995
Why The Current Sex Education Does Not Work April 24, 1995
Risk of Premature Sexual Activity Among Adolescents November 29, 1995
Moral Education in Japan; Implications for American Schools May 10, 1996

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Teaching Values in the Schools
Richard A. Baer, Jr. 1982
Teenage Pregnancy Laurie L. Lachance 1985
The New Moral Education
Kevin Ryan 1986
A Myriad of Values: A Brief History
R. Lewis Hodge 1989
Teenage Pregnancy and Drug Abuse: Sources of Problem Behaviors
Janine Bempechat et al. 1989
Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood
Sandra Danziger and Naomi Farber 1990
Adolescents and AIDS
Liane Summerfield 1990
Premature Sexual Activity As an Indicator of Psychosocial Risk Donald P. Orr, et al 1991
School Crime
United States Department of Justice 1991
A Comprehensive Model for Values Education and Moral Education
Howard Kirschenbaum 1992
Dan Quayle Was Right
Barbara. D. Whitehead 1993
The Return of Character Education
Thomas Lickona 1993
Values Education in American Secondary Schools
Dale N. Titus 1994
The Failure of Sex Education
Barbara D. Whitehead 1994
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance --- United States, 1993
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1995
The Real Root Causes Of Violent Crime: The Breakdown of Marriage, Family, and Community
Patrick F. Fagan 1995
Character in the Basic School - Making a Commitment to Character
Ernest L. Boyer 1995
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance --- United States, 1995
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1996
Why Religion Matters: The Impact Of Religious Practice On Social Stability
Patrick F. Fagan 1996
Youth & HIV/AIDS: An American Agenda
Office of National AIDS Policy 1996
Youth Indicators 1996
National Center for Education Statistics 1996
The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Thomas R. Eng & William T. Butler 1996
Teenage Pregnancy Provisions in the Welfare Reform Bill
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 1996
Trends in Juvenile Violence
James A. Fox 1996
Trends in Juvenile Violence: 1997 Update
James A. Fox 1997
Rates of Homicide, Suicide, and Firearm-Related Death Among Children -- 26 Industrialized Countries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997
The Higher Standards We Need Most
Thomas F. Kelly 1997
Violent Street Gangs in America
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1997
The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration Of Marriage, Family, And The American Community
Patrick F. Fagan, Dorothy B. Hanks 1997
Facts About Teenagers and Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse 1997
The 29th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll Of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools Lowell C. Rose, Alec M. Gallup, and Stanley M. Elam 1997
Experiments in Moral Education
William Kilpatrick 1997
Global Study of Family Values
The Gallup Organization 1997
Sexual Norms: Where Does America Stand Today?
Frank Newport 1997
Television Violence: Content, Context, and Consequences
Amy Aidman 1997
Fatherhood As a Deterrent Against Female Promiscuity: A Time To Refurbish the Electra Complex
Nancy Coney & Wade Mackey 1997

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