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ERIC Number: EJ1144509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Hope in Janusz Korczak's Pedagogy of Realistic Idealism
Silverman, Marc
Religious Education, v112 n3 p287-299 2017
This article explores the approach of "Realistic Idealism" to moral education developed by the humanist-progressive moral educator Janusz Korczak, and the role hope plays in it. This pair of terms seems to be an oxymoron. However, their employment is intentional and the article will demonstrate their dialectical interdependence: "Idealism" encapsulates the educative drive to humanize the world and "Realistic" sets up empirically verifiable, ethical limits to idealistic strivings, and serves as an antidote to the dangerous pitfalls into which romantic and mystical forms of it fall.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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