Ethical reflection and service internships

David C. Smith

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To achieve the goals of ethics education, students must have oportunities to develop both moral capacities (imagination, responsibility, and perseverance) and intellectual capacities (critical thinking). This article contends that service-based learning represents an important opportunity for integrative ethics education. It describes a program of "leadership internships" at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, in which faculty members conduct a for-credit reflection seminar with students involved in service internships. The seminar is based upon student-written cases about ethical issues they face in their work settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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