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Work in Progress - Establishing a Foundation For Engineering Ethics

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2 Author(s)
P. F. Ribeiro ; Dept. of Engineering, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49456, ; D. A. Rogers

Ethics can be taught from different perspectives. In a public institution the instructor appeals to behaviors that promote the common good. In a private institution engineering ethics can be rooted in the values shared by the supporting community. In this paper the foundation of engineering ethics is explored to show a logical connection between these two perspectives and to formulate corresponding strategies for teaching. The goal is to approach ethical concerns in engineering objectively while transcending sectarian bias and speaking to mainstream culture

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Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference

Date of Conference:

19-22 Oct. 2005