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ERIC Number: EJ781982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Maritain Explains the Moral Principles of Education to Dewey
Murphy, Madonna
Educational Horizons, v83 n4 p282-291 Sum 2005
As violence, unethical behavior, and disrespect toward others become rampant not only in schools but also in the U.S. today, some commentators blame John Dewey and his ideas on moral education for the dramatic change in schools in the twentieth century. John Dewey, America's chief philosopher of education from the turn of the twentieth century, who influenced education--especially moral education--not only in the United States, but throughout the world, could be considered singularly responsible for this change in schools in the twentieth century, from the character-promoting mission of American education established in colonial days to the current situation in schools. Dewey's ideas on education and his philosophy still influence American thinking and schooling. However, Jacques Maritain, the most influential Catholic philosopher of the twentieth century, sharply disagrees with most of Dewey's ideas regarding moral education. In this article, the author discusses Maritain's thinking on moral education and compares Maritain's ideas on the moral principles of education to Dewey's. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States