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ERIC Number: EJ1101971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
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ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
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Political "Bildung" in the Context of Discipline, Instruction, and Moral Guidance
Rucker, Thomas
Journal of Social Science Education, v13 n1 p11-21 Spr 2014
Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776-1841) is considered the founding father of the science of education. In this article, I will try to show that Herbart sees the promotion of political "Bildung" as the task of discipline, instruction, and moral guidance, and that his work presents important components of a theory of political "Bildung" within an educational setting. According to Herbart, the political relationship to self and the world relates to issues that not only affect the lives of some but of a majority of people. But it is not people's collective life as such that is the point of orientation for the political relationship to self and the world, but only the collective life where problems have arisen. According to Herbart, politics results from a conflict about the question as to how to regulate people's collective life. While discipline, by providing the basic preconditions for instruction and moral guidance, makes merely an indirect contribution to political Bildung, the two latter forms of education--instruction and moral guidance--serve as the actual means by which political Bildung is achieved.
Journal of Social Science Education. Bielefeld University Faculty of Sociology, Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany. Tel: +49-521-106-3985; Fax: +49-521-106-153986; e-mail: info@jsse.org; Web site: http://jsse.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/index.php/jsse
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Language: English
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