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The School and Moral Development

reviewed by William C. Fish 1974

coverTitle: The School and Moral Development
Author(s): Barry Sugarman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Books on moral education have a long history. Since the writing of the Republic, if not the formulation of the Decalogue or even the Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1900 B.C.), men have reflected on the requirements for a more morally ideal person. In fact, it could be said that every major book of educational import, from the Emile to Beyond Freedom and Dignity, contains strong implicit, if not explicit, views on moral ends and means. This long history becomes disturbing if one concurs with the consensus that mankind still remains at a low level of moral development. Could it be that part of the reason for our continuing corporate failure at moral education is due to our being misled by this history? If we do not possess the concepts by which to understand the nature of schools and if we have no reliable data on the effects of different kinds... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 4, 1974, p. 573-575
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1505, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 6:34:05 PM

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