Ten Myths About Character, Virtue and Virtue Education – Plus Three Well-Founded Misgivings

Kristjánsson, K. (2013). Ten myths about character, virtue and virtue education–plus three well-founded misgivings. British Journal of Educational Studies, 61(3), 269-287.

This 2013 article by our scholar Kristján Kristjánsson has become to first in the British Journal of Educational Studies‘ history to exceed 10,000 downloads!

Abstract: Initiatives to cultivate character and virtue in moral education at school continue to provoke sceptical responses. Most of those echo familiar misgivings about the notions of character, virtue and education in virtue – as unclear, redundant, old-fashioned, religious, paternalistic, anti-democratic, conservative, individualistic, relative and situation dependent. I expose those misgivings as ‘myths’, while at the same time acknowledging three better-founded historical, methodological and practical concerns about the notions in question.

Read the article: Kristjánsson, K. (2013). Ten myths about character, virtue and virtue education–plus three well-founded misgivings. British Journal of Educational Studies, 61(3), 269-287.



(Something interesting I found)Posted:Jul 01 2013, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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