Can integrity education be a safeguard against corruption, fraud, human rights violations, corporate decisions leading to inequality and climate change?
Integrity is about making difficult choices between conflicting values. These occur in everyday practice within every profession, organisation or community. The choices that are made are moral in nature and presuppose autonomous persons. Can you prepare young people for these choices? Aren’t these choices too dependent on the context? Are they not choices that are partly made within the professional group, organisation or community? In short: isn’t integrity education at universities too early and detached from practice? When it comes to truly moral choices, you can also ask yourself whether a course in integrity in higher education is not too late? The development of the conscience, as Kohlberg has shown, has already taken place, hasn’t it?
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