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ERIC Number: EJ1132951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Recent Work on Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Critical Review
Kristjánsson, Kristján
British Journal of Educational Studies, v65 n1 p87-107 2017
Flourishing, understood along semi-Aristotelian lines, has re-emerged recently as an account of the ideal aim of education, for instance, in works by educational philosophers Brighouse, White and de Ruyter. This article aims at critically reviewing this new paradigm by subjecting it to philosophical and educational scrutiny. Throughout I compare and contrast this paradigm with Aristotelian flourishing and explore the specific role of teachers as facilitators of students' flourishing and sense of meaning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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