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ERIC Number: EJ1060871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
The Ethical Principle of Regard for People: Using Dewey's Ideas in Schools
Simpson, Douglas J.; Sacken, D. Mike
International Journal of Progressive Education, v11 n1 p41-58 Feb 2015
In this study we analyze Dewey's writings and related literature in order to explain and utilize his ethical principle of regard for one's self, others and social groups. His reflections about consequences, the common good, accountability and responsibility undergo scrutiny too. Moreover, we probe his understanding of affections, interest and action to elucidate their interconnectedness with ethical reasoning and moral development. Our reflective paradigm, constructed from Dewey's thoughts, serves as an analytic tool to assist in the examination of a problematic ethical situation and to demonstrate its usefulness for educators and others. The conclusions reached include the claim that Dewey's principle of regard for people is a central feature of his reasoning process and encompasses a web of auxiliary principles which focus on raising questions about having regard for specific elements of life in particular contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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