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ERIC Number: ED479171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 18
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Moral Education from a Humanistic Perspective.
Veugelers, Wiel
The current interest in values and social conventions stems mainly from an uneasy feeling about people whose behavior fails to live up to the social conventions that are upheld in society. Many people are calling for values and social conventions to be reasserted and education is expected to make an important contribution to this process. Education should pay attention to its pedagogical task. This paper attempts to demonstrate that there are many different ways of thinking about values and social conventions and about the associated task of education, rather than emphasizing the enforcement of social conventions. The paper prefers to see more attention given to the development of values and the development of social conventions. The paper explains values and social conventions and the changes in how people think about them with respect to education in particular, and also discusses social developments. It presents a humanistic perspective on education and outlines the contours of a pedagogical approach that stresses the development of values and social conventions. (Contains 66 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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