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ERIC Number: EJ878731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Explorations in the Meanings of Excellence and Its Importance for Counselors: The Culture of Excellence in the United States
Stewart, Alan E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n2 p189-195 Spr 2010
Contemporary narratives of excellence embody the competitive striving and achievement themes underlying the idea of American exceptionalism. The author examines excellence through Aristotle's (trans. 2002) "Nicomachean Ethics". An overemphasis on winning or excelling can undermine general human excellence and harm well-being. Counselors are encouraged to embrace general human excellence and to challenge narratives of excellence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A