38th Annual Meeting of
The Association for Moral Education (AME)

Civility vs Incivility:
Respectful disagreement in a divided world


Grab your hat and boots and join us in San Antonio, Texas, USA, for the 38th annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, November 8-10, 2012, at the Historic Menger Hotel. 


One of Texas’ most frequently visited cities, and the 7th largest city in the United States, San Antonio offers a unique blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Texan cultures and is home to five 18th century missions, including the Alamo, one of Texas’ most famous sites.  The Menger Hotel is located next door to the Alamo and across the street from San Antonio’s River Walk where you can find a variety of cafés, restaurants, and shops.


Kohlberg Memorial Lecture

Friday, November 9, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Moral psychology for the 21st century

Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Haidt will deliver the Kohlberg Memorial Lecture as well as participate in a formal discussion session with other members of AME.


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Plenary Speakers

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 Don Reed, Professor of Philosophy, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, USA.


Thursday, November 8, 12:45 – 1:45 pm




 Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, USA. http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/gtorres/

Saturday, November 10, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm



 Aletha Huston, Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor of Child Development, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA. http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=198

Saturday, November 10, 1:30 – 2:30 pm



AME Presidential Address

Friday, November 9, 3:15 – 4:15 pm 

Sharon Lamb, current President of AME, is also Chair and Professor of Counseling at University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA.


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What’s Happening Before the Conference Begins?

Preconference Workshop: Thursday, November 8th, 8:30 – 11:30 am

Integrative Ethical Education: A Skills-Based Approach to Moral Character Education

-Presenters: Darcia Narvaez1 & Tonia S. Bock2

-1University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN; 2University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN

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-Registration is available as part of conference registration ($100 for Full Members/ $60 for Student Members)



New Members / Scholar / Mentor Session I: Thursday, November 8th, 10:30 – noon

-Presenters: Ann Higgins D’Alessandro1, Dawn E. Schrader2, & Amie Senland1

-1Fordham University, New York NY;  2Cornell University, Ithaca NY



Before Conference Research Meeting: Wednesday, November 7th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Patio Room (First Floor of the Historic Menger Hotel)

Journal of Moral Education Special Issue on Moral Foundations Theory

-All are welcome to attend free of charge!

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AME12 Conference Planning Committee:


  • Becky Glover (Chair): University of North Texas, USA
  • Lance Garmon: Salisbury University, USA
  • Elly Vozzola: University of Saint Joseph, USA
  • Barbara Applebaum: Syracuse University, USA
  • María Cristina Moreno-Gutiérrez: IIIEPE Mty., México
  • Victoria Foster: The College of William & Mary, USA
  • Mark Pike: University of Leeds, UK
  • Amie Senland: Fordham University, USA



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