This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.
Chapter 17: Moral and Citizenship Education
Moral and Citizenship Education
This chapter does not aim to provide a comprehensive survey either of the key thinkers within moral and citizenship education or of the major teaching strategies that have emerged in liberal societies in recent times. These topics will be touched on only when they emerge in the more general discussions of key themes. Still less does it aim to provide an overview of different conceptualizations of moral and citizenship education within different cultures and societies, important though this topic is. Rather, it seeks to explore the coherence of the enterprise of moral education itself in the current social and political climate and provide an overview of some of the more general philosophical questions that have been raised about ...