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By: Gwen S Francis

Standing Upright Here: Global Ethics for the 21st Century

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I had been a volunteer teacher for years 7-8 in the New Zealand public school system of ‘Bible in School’, but there was a move, as our country became more secular and multicultural, to eliminate Christian teaching from our schools. I had concentrated on the wisdom literature and parables of the Bible and applied it to the everyday life of my students – basically, situation ethics with the Christian Bible, as well as reason as the authority. On going back to university for more academic qualifications in this field, I discovered that there was no likelihood of any ethical system based on the teachings of any particular religion being universally accepted, so I concentrated on finding ethical principles that were acceptable to the main religions and used them as the basis for consistent ethical reasoning in a multi-cultural society. My book examines these ethical principles and applies them to everyday situations. It starts with a short biography – an examination of my own background and my qualifications for writing such a book.

The author has had twenty years of experience teaching years 7 and 8 in the field of situation ethics.

Add to this many years of experience in business, farming, coaching juniors in sport, and active involvement in local body and environmental affairs.


Academic qualifications:


Dunedin Teacher’s Training College – Home Economics Teacher’s Certificate, 1945

Massey University – B.A. majoring in World Religions, 2001

Graduate Diploma in Subject Studies for Teachers (Christian Education), 2005

Post Graduate Diploma in Education, 2005 – papers taken: Current issues in the Teaching of Social Studies, Ethics in Education, Curriculum Design, Environmental Education

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  • Susan Wicks

    Lots of wisdom in this book. A great read. Highly recommend

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