ERIC Number: EJ1120443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
On Kristjánsson on Aristotelian Character Education
Miller, Christian B.
Journal of Moral Education, v45 n4 p490-501 2016
I pursue three of the many lines of thought that were raised in my mind by Kristjánsson's engaging book. In the first section, I try to get clearer on what exactly Aristotelian character education (ACE) is, and suggest areas where I hope the view is developed in more detail. In the second and longest section, I draw some lessons from social psychology about the pervasive role of what I call "Surprising Dispositions," and invite Kristjánsson to take up the difficult challenge of clarifying how ACE would help to address their influence on our thought and action. Finally, in section three I consider whether there is any robust empirical support for ACE, and if not, where that leaves us.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Values Education, Moral Values, Social Psychology, Philosophy, Habituation, Intelligence, Role Models, Individual Characteristics
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