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Bezalel, Glenn Y. – Theory and Research in Education, 2020
There has been a growing literature among philosophers of education on how to frame questions of moral controversy in the classroom. Through the application of hard moral cases that may be said to leave one 'morally dumbfounded', I take up Michael Hand's influential epistemic criterion and attempt to show why its monistic approach is too limited…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Educational Philosophy, Moral Development, Epistemology
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Hand, Michael – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
Philosophers of education disagree on how the question of the moral status of homosexual acts should be tackled in the classroom. Some argue that the question should be taught as a controversial issue, that we should present rival moral positions as even-handedly as possible; others maintain that we should actively promote the view that homosexual…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Homosexuality, Moral Values