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ERIC Number: EJ818017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Education, Social Transformation, and Intellectual Virtue
Abraham, William J.
Christian Higher Education, v5 n1 p3-19 Jan 2006
This article explores the concept of education in such a way as to highlight the crucial place of fostering intellectual virtue and eliminating intellectual vice in teaching. Such teaching is inescapably a matter of discernment, trust, and luck. In this context a network of intellectual virtues provides an attractive vision of a well-rounded cognitive agent. This vision is contrasted with social transformation as the goal of education and teaching. It is easy for the aim of social transformation to morph into the fostering of intellectual vice. Properly understood, however, the concerns behind the drive for social transformation can readily be absorbed into the quest for intellectual virtue in education. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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