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ERIC Number: EJ1005973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Against Expediency: The Ethics of Education
Mannion, Gerard
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n2 p142-156 Dec 2007
This article suggests that church-linked universities and colleges can and should show that there is an alternative to the expediency and pseudo-utilitarian thinking which currently dominates higher education. Such institutions can and should serve as beacons of a virtuous approach to education which can show others a more positive way forward. Theology and ethics--both disciplines mutually informing one another--hold the key to fostering and promoting a true culture of ministry both in the day-to-day existence of universities and colleges and in nurturing young minds to take that culture of ministry out into the wider community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom