ERIC Number: EJ1018420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
"Grow by Looking": From Moral Perception to Pedagogical Responsibility
Stengel, Barbara S.; Casey, Mary E.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v112 n1 p116-135 2013
To teach for instrumental and innovative growth for both student and teacher is not simply a technical challenge. It is a moral task, requiring intimacy in the service of developing autonomy. It involves moral sensitivity and moral perception in prompting and framing responsible pedagogical action. It is an emotionally fraught enterprise, one that runs headlong into the human resistance to development and growth (Bion, 1994). What follows is an uncovering of this pedagogical responsibility. As we shall show, the way in to the moral dimensions of a teacher's work is the same path that leads to academic effectiveness. Taking the moral seriously is not a diversion from the preparation and development of effective teachers, nor is it an added consideration; it is central to the very possibility of responsive and responsible education.
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Ethics, Instructional Effectiveness, Vignettes, History Instruction, Algebra, Educational Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, English Language Learners
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