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ERIC Number: EJ1037441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Moral Imagination in Education: A Deweyan Proposal for Teachers Responding to Hate Speech
Arneback, Emma
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n3 p269-281 2014
This article is about moments when teachers experience hate speech in education and need to act. Based on John Dewey's work on moral philosophy and examples from teaching practice, I would like to contribute to the discussion about moral education by emphasizing the following: (1) the importance of experience, (2) the problem with prescribed morals and (3) the need for moral imagination in education. My Deweyan proposal for teachers responding to hate speech in education is to use moral imagination in education and take contextual elements into consideration when deciding how to act. Doing this would facilitate work related to "doing" morals and help to prevent prescribing morals as something that has already been "done" and that teachers (and students) have to adjust to in schools without being part of the process.
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Language: English
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