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Moral Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches


reviewed by Philip H. Phenix 1972

coverTitle: Moral Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Author(s): C. M. Beck, B. S. Crittenden, E. V. Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This work is based on the proceedings of a conference on moral education held in June 1968 under the auspices of the On­tario Institute for Studies in Education. The participants were drawn in about equal numbers from the disciplines of philosophy and psychology, with a few additions from the social sciences. The first nine chapters contain prepared papers on various aspects of the theme of moral education, and the last four constitute an edited selection of the discussion of those papers. Each section of the book is preceded by an introduction in which the complex strands of argument and dis­cussion are ably identified and evaluated by the editors. In the present era of widespread moral uncertainty and desperate search­ing for solid values and the means to im­plant such values through education, the problems of moral instruction have taken on particular urgency. It is now com­monly understood that the most refined techniques of acquiring and applying knowledge are of little worth—or may be positively harmful—in the absence of a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 3, 1972, p. 452-454
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1606, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 11:00:47 AM

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