ERIC Number: EJ722168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Reference Count: 18
Moral Education in Hungary Fifteen Years After the Transition
Journal of Moral Education, v34 n4 p491-504 Dec 2005
The Hungarian transition of 1989-1990 had economic, political and cultural dimensions. The cultural dimension may be defined as (a) a temporary loss of norms and controls, and (b) as an emphatic experience of the "kairos". As an outcome of this unusual experience, new political forces stepped into the educational policy arena, and they established new institutions. The "new educational institutions", like denominational schools, are explained. How do these institutions work after 15 years of the transition? Hungarian public schools are mostly "neutral" as to moral questions. Instead of neutrality it is argued moral education needs manifest norms and values, even if they are values that confront or compete with each other. Such an environment challenges the students morally and helps them to develop their own value systems.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Norms, Educational Policy, Moral Values, Social Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary