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ERIC Number: EJ963321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Character Formation: A Forgotten Theme of Comenius's "Didactics"
Habl, Jan
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v15 n2 p141-152 Fall 2011
The goal of this brief study is to present Comenius's notion of character formation as it is outlined primarily in his didactic writings, and to show its relevance for contemporary practice in relation to moral education. The Czech Jan Amos Comenius was a 17th-century Brethren bishop, philosopher, and educator who is celebrated especially for his timeless didactic principles, which earned him the epithet "the teacher of nations." The subgoal of this paper is to explain why Comenius's concept of moral education has been neglected in Czech modern Comeniological research biased by Communist ideology. A bibliography is included. (Contains 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czechoslovakia