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ERIC Number: EJ1144874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Assessing Qualities of Moral Classroom Conversations in the Domain of Citizenship Education: A Virtue Ethical Approach
Willems, Frank; Denessen, Eddie; Hermans, Chris; Vermeer, Paul
Journal of Research in Character Education, v9 n2 p107-119 2013
It may be argued that, from a virtue-ethical perspective, three aspects of a teacher's role in moral classroom conversations are of primary importance: (1) encouraging students to be morally reasonable, (2) stimulating the students' emotional involvement, and (3) guiding students toward a normative ideal of virtue. This study sets out to explore the possibility of recognizing these elements in moral classroom conversations about citizenship education so as to assess the quality of such conversations. The qualitative analysis of teacher utterances in four moral classroom conversations indicates that this is indeed possible. The outcome of the study also warrants an assumption that quantifications of teacher utterances can be used to compare larger samples of moral classroom conversations and to investigate relationships with other variables.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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