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ERIC Number: EJ958586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Moral Aspects of Therapeutic Education: A Case Study of Life Competence Education in Swedish Education
Aldenmyr, Sara Irisdotter
Journal of Moral Education, v41 n1 p23-37 2012
Educational philosophers and sociologists have pointed out the potential risks of an educational trend of therapy, which seems to have connotations with Western macro-discourses of individualisation, popularised psychology and privatisation of the public room. The overall purpose of this article is to discuss potential risks and possibilities regarding moral aspects of therapeutic approaches in education from a teacher perspective. I will present the non-mandatory Swedish topic "Livskunskap", life competence education (LCE), in a case study in the field of therapeutic education. The article is based on a small, qualitative empirical study of teachers' experiences of teaching LCE and observations of LCE lessons. The empirical material is analysed through two theoretical lenses, the first being critical aspects of therapeutic education, the second being an educational theory of the ethics of care, mainly developed by Nel Noddings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden