The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil
The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.
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Death Of Character: Moral Education In An Age Without Good Or Evil
James Davison Hunter
Limited preview - 2001
The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good Or Evil
James Davison Hunter
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Abraham Maslow adolescents advocates American Amitai Etzioni authority become behavior C. S. Lewis Catholic Character Education Partnership child Christian church civic humanist classroom commitment common school communitarian conventionalist curriculum decisions deﬁned Dewey Dinkmeyer drug edited educa effect emotional emphasis ethical Evangelical example expressivist faith feelings ﬁnd ﬁrst Gary Bauer Girl Scouts God’s Harmin human Ibid ideals important individual inﬂuence Kohlberg Lawrence Kohlberg lessons Lickona lives moral community moral compass moral culture moral development moral education moral instruction moral pedagogy moral understanding National National Education Association nature neoclassical ofthe one’s parents particular percent positive practice principles problem programs psychological strategy Public Schools reason reﬂect religious responsibility self-esteem sense sexual signiﬁcant social society speciﬁc strategy of moral Sunday school teach teachers theists theory therapeutic things tion traditional truths utilitarian values clariﬁcation virtues William Glasser York young youth
Page 6 - Is there no virtue among us ? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.