Character and Moral Education: A Reader (Hardback)
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Character and Moral Education: A Reader (Hardback)

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Hardback 419 Pages / Published: 19/08/2011
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This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012.
Against a formidable national discourse that emphasizes academic standardization, accountability, and high-stakes testing in educational policy, Character and Moral Education: A Reader seeks to re-introduce and revive the moral mission of education in public conversation and practices in America's schools. With contributions from a prominent array of scholars and practitioners, the book critically analyzes moral education, broadly defined as both an academic field that attempts to develop moral human beings, and as a principled discourse aimed at creating ethical educational policies and practices.
With theoretical rigor and practical wisdom, this volume offers diverse and cutting-edge scholarship on character and moral education in 21st-century schools. This timely and important book will appeal to all those concerned with both the ethical well-being of today's students, and the school's responsibility to prepare individuals to lead moral lives in the future.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433111006
Number of pages: 419
Weight: 980 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 30 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It is often said, rightly, that education is a necessarily normative activity, i.e., that moral questions `come with the territory' of educational theory and practice. This collection respects that claim while adding the critical element of expanding the territory by providing fresh interpretations of character and moral education to questions of ideology, peace, globalism, ecology, feminism, and the larger questions of what it means to be a citizen in social groups struggling to become democratic communities. DeVitis, Yu, and their contributors offer a necessary and important addition to our understanding of those issues. I highly recommend their work." (James Giarelli, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration, Rutgers University)
"Joseph L. DeVitis and Tianlong Yu have gathered a wide-ranging, significant set of perspectives on character and moral education. In so doing, they have provided the educational community a timely and useful resource." (David Hansen, Professor and Director, Program in Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University)
"It is often said, rightly, that education is a necessarily normative activity, i.e., that moral questions `come with the territory' of educational theory and practice. This collection respects that claim while adding the critical element of expanding the territory by providing fresh interpretations of character and moral education to questions of ideology, peace, globalism, ecology, feminism, and the larger questions of what it means to be a citizen in social groups struggling to become democratic communities. DeVitis, Yu, and their contributors offer a necessary and important addition to our understanding of those issues. I highly recommend their work." (James Giarelli, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration, Rutgers University)
"Joseph L. DeVitis and Tianlong Yu have gathered a wide-ranging, significant set of perspectives on character and moral education. In so doing, they have provided the educational community a timely and useful resource." (David Hansen, Professor and Director, Program in Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University)

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