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ERIC Number: EJ1149132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Virtue: An Argument Worth Rehearsing
Bohlin, Karen E.
Journal of Character Education, v10 n1 p53-59 2014
What young people need most is the "schooling of desire," a schooling that inspires them to want to choose well among competing goods, an education that inspires them to use their freedom responsibly (Bohlin, 2005). The "argument worth rehearsing" is this: What constitutes flourishing? How will developing virtues, excellences of mind and character, help students to flourish and use their freedom well? In this article the author will explore virtue education as the schooling of desire. The author will discuss why virtue is the most salutary building block for human flourishing--becoming one's best possible self--and how it guides motivation and civic engagement.
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Language: English
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