The rehabilitation of virtue

Author: Robert T. Sandin
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book proposes an approach to values education centered on an analysis of the relationship between thinking and valuing and focused on strategies for nurturing the capacity for sustained, disciplined, and informed reflection on the issues of moral decision and religious belief. Robert T. Sandin contends that there is an urgent need for education at the present time to effect a return to the traditional ideals of intellectual and moral virtue. Supporting observations include recent evaluations of values education in American schools and colleges, a review of several well-known theories of values-related education, and an account of the development of the philosophy of value in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sandin is committed to the concept that virtue is compatible with the ideals of learning, and further demonstrates why the role of religion in modern culture depends on the effectiveness of a program of education that nurtures an authentic spirituality, free from illusion.

Christian Liberal Arts

Author: James V. Mannoia, Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Christian Liberal Arts articulates the practical, pedagogical, and theological reasons why Christian liberal arts colleges are distinctive in the world of American higher education. Mannoia enumerates the intrinsic and instrumental values of Christian liberal arts, and how both should forcefully shape an institution's goals.

Christianity Education and Modern Society

Author: William Jeynes
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607527316
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The issues that these authors address in this book are some of the most salient in American society. It is imperative that Americans today address these issues and establish an appropriate world view. There is little question that how people resolve these issues will have a longlasting impact on the future of civilization.

Whose Kids Are They Anyway

Author: Raymond R. Roberts
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608995852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Raymond R. Roberts makes a liberal's case for teaching religion and morality in public schools by first examining the intersection of religion and public education. He shows how proposals for moral education in public schools are shaped by definitions of religion. He argues that the public education's critics overstate the failures of public education because they examine public schools in isolation from negative trends in the family, the economy, the media, etc. From there he describes how a theory of spheres of influence gives us a better perspective from which to understand public education, including its relationship with religion.

Conflict Contradiction and Contrarian Elements in Moral Development and Education

Author: Larry Nucci
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135616094
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The premise of this book is that individuals and societies have an inexorable urge to morally develop by challenging the assumptions of the previous generation in terms of what is right and wrong. The focus is on the nature and functional value of conflicts and challenges to the dominant moral and social values framework. Through this analysis, individuals develop moral character through conflict with their local authority figures, including parents. The moral structure of societies evolves through intergenerational challenges to and contradictions with the dominant social order. The book is divided into three parts to help frame this discussion: *Part I directly takes up the issue of resistance as it occurs at a cultural level, and the implications of such resistance for moral education and socialization. *Part II explores the normative forms of adolescent resistance and contrarian behavior that vex parents and teachers alike. *Part III brings back the issue of societal structure and culture to illustrate how negative features of society--such as racial discrimination and economic disparity--can feed into the construction of negative moral identity in youth posing challenges to moral education. Taken together, this collection presents a rich counterpoint to the pictures of moral growth as the progressive sophistication of moral reasoning or the gradual accretion of moral virtues and cultural values. It will benefit those in developmental, social, and cognitive psychology, as well as sociology, political science, and education.