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ERIC Number: ED533566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Some Thoughts on John Dewey's Ethics and Education
Karafillis, Gregorios
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 4 p445-452 2012
The philosopher and educator, John Dewey, explores the emergence of the terms "ethics" and "education" from a pragmatist's perspective, i.e., within the linguistic and social components' framework, and society's existing cognitive and cultural level. In the current article, we examine the development, logical control and the relation between ethics and education as well as the ethical principles he follows. The latter comprises his ethical ideas and his ideas about morality which constitute school's ethical raison d'etre, the general ethical education which is achieved there, the special study programme and the ideals that are actualised by people. These principles lead to the conclusion that education is a necessity of life and a social function, and that it is self-referential and cross-referential by others, and is conditioned by conservatism or progressiveness subject to measurable criteria, whilst its democratic perception is assessed by the quality of the respective societies. Therefore, each theory arises from the ethical problems existed in the real world and is subject to logical control, whilst its individual and collective self must serve ethical situations that lean towards the good achievement.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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