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ERIC Number: EJ817156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
"There Is Something Universal in Our Movement Which Appeals Not Only to One Country, but to All": International Communication and Moral Education 1892-1914
Wright, Susannah
History of Education, v37 n6 p807-824 Nov 2008
This article examines international communication around moral education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the role of the ethical movement in facilitating this communication. Three moments of international communication are analysed. The first, in the 1890s, involves the dissemination of Felix Adler's book "The Moral Instruction of Children" among English moral educators. The second, in 1908, involves the report of a major international inquiry, and the first International Moral Education Congress in London. The third examines Frederick James Gould's tours of the USA and India between 1911 and 1914. The ethical movement's ideology and organisational structures meant it was well placed to stimulate international communication about moral education, well beyond the movement's boundaries. But it is less clear that this communication led to educational reform or sustained activity, or that there was a shared understanding--ideological or pedagogical--of moral education that crossed national borders. (Contains 97 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; United Kingdom (England); United States