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ERIC Number: EJ1080386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
The Dilemma of Individual Autonomy versus Choosing Rightly
Yehezkely, Chen
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v46 n3 p187-200 Aug 2015
Many important goals or values of education are tokens of either one of these two meta-goals-values: raising our children to be autonomous, or raising them to choose rightly. Thus, the conflicts between many educational goals-values are tokens of the meta-conflict between these two, and the questions of priority that such conflicts invite are tokens of the meta-question of the priority between these two. Still, the discussion of this question is scarce. When engaged, it soon leads to an impasse, since priority cannot be meta-contextually assigned to either one of the two goals-values in question. Hope for progress seems to lie in our willingness to talk honestly about it all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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