IAP Style Guide
GENERAL OUTLINE OF EACH CHAPTER
To provide the reader a general degree of uniformity across this volume, authors should organize their chapters to follow this general outline:
- A general historical overview identifying how research, theory, and practice have evolved in the profession to this day. This first section should provide readers a thorough and complete understanding of teaching ethics in each profession. As such, the content should rely upon published primary and secondary sources.
- Identify topics, contested ideas, and challenges emerging in contemporary discourse concerning ethics education. This second section should provide readers a general sense of the struggles that ethics educators have had to content with across the history of teaching ethics in each profession. As such, chapter authors identify and explicate these strands, making a new and unique contribution to the discourse.
- Four or five suggestions regarding what ethics educators should consider, moving forward. This third section should lay out the kinds of challenges, opportunities, and imaginative possibilities that currently and into the future are likely to confront ethics educators in each profession. Again, as chapter authors identify and explicate these matters, they are making a new and unique contribution to the discourse.
This outline is not intended to “straightjacket” the authors but to ensure their chapters follow a somewhat uniform trajectory, the goal being to facilitate the readers’ understanding of and appreciation for the scope of the volume’s contents across the professions. If a chapter is to deviate from this outline, the author should discuss this with and secure the Editor’s approval in writing.
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