Progress and problems in moral education
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Published by NFER in Windsor, Berk .
Written in English


  • Moral education

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Monica J. Taylor.
ContributionsTaylor, Monica Jean.
LC ClassificationsLC268 .P74
The Physical Object
Pagination239 p. ;
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4925408M
ISBN 100856330698
LC Control Number76351762

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18 lectures by an influential theorist who discusses school as an appropriate setting for moral education. A pioneer of sociology, Durkheim explains the first element in fostering morality as the development of a sense of discipline, followed by a willingness to behave in accordance with collective interest, and a sense of autonomy.   The assumed link between knowledge and progress explains what Nisbet describes as the liberal belief in “education” as the panacea for human problems, paving the road to utopia. But by the s, said Nisbet, all the talk was about the limits of knowledge, the end of scientific inquiry, the unreliability of claims to objective truth. The great French sociologist and philosopher Emile Durkheim is best known for his classic book Suicide (), a landmark in social psychology. Among his other major works is this study in the sociology of education, which features 18 lectures by an influential theorist who discusses his ideas on the school as the appropriate setting for moral education/5.   Moral education may be defined as helping children and young people to acquire a set of beliefs and values regarding what is right and wrong. This set of beliefs guides their intentions, attitudes and behaviors towards others and their environment.

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