ERIC Number: ED336299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Morality and Values in American Education.
Seaver, Jonathan R.
At the source of the current crises faced by the United States is societal ambiguity, both intentional and unintentional. It is theorized that this ambiguity results from the emergences of existentialism and pragmatism as central themes in the U.S. educational system. The relationship between morality and education is explored from a number of perspectives including social, historical, political, philosophical, and psychological. An argument is put forward on behalf of an "ethic of being," that would allow for individual preferences that are not required to conform to any specific morality as defined by others, but would adhere to common social values held to be within the realms of self-interest and common benefit. Changes to be made in the nation's educational, social, and governmental systems are suggested. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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