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Moral Matters: Five Ways to Develop the Moral Life of Schools


reviewed by Ben Endres — May 25, 2007

coverTitle: Moral Matters: Five Ways to Develop the Moral Life of Schools
Author(s): Barbara S. Stengel
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747203 , Pages: 173, Year: 2006
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In this book, Barbara Stengel and Alan Tom offer both less and more than the “five ways to develop the moral life of schools” that their title promises. They offer less in that the five ideas they offer are not specific proposals about how to undertake moral education, but are rather five different formal relationships between moral education and academic learning. Yet they offer more in that each of these five categories includes an impressively diverse range of examples of moral education. The authors aim to “replace the moral alongside the academic” (p. 35) by offering an analytical framework to generate new insight into the possibilities of moral education.  By categorizing the different ways that moral and academic education can be understood in relation to one another, they hope to shift the discourse in which academic learning is dominant and moral education is avoided, marginalized or distorted. In order to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 25, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14499, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 2:54:45 AM

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    BEN ENDRES recently left a position as Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the SUNY New Paltz. He lives and teaches in New York City. His article, "The Conflict Between Interpersonal Relations and Abstract Systems and in Education" recently appeared in the journal Educational Theory.
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