This article asks whether we can reasonably expect to make people more ethical by teaching ethics to them. We suggest that a justifiable aim in teaching ethics is to engage students in a serious dialogue concerning how they should conduct their lives as they embark on their careers. If a model for teaching ethics can accomplish this, it also might make students more ethical. After identifying several options that must be considered in designing a model, we describe and give a rationale for a model that involves students in evaluating two different ethical approaches by applying them to a wide range of cases and by assessing the kind of life they would lead if they adopted each approach.
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