Action, Reflection, and Social Justice: Integrating Moral Reasoning into Professional Development

Action, Reflection, and Social Justice: Integrating Moral Reasoning into Professional Development

By: Edward P. St. John (author)Hardback

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The troubling gap between moral values and professional action poses a serious problem for professional education that is not easily resolved by offering courses on ethics or moral development. This book provides a new framework for professors and practitioners who are seeking deeper integration of moral reasoning into professional education and interventions.

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INTRODUCTION. Background. Confronting the Theory Problem Reconstructed Understandings. A Notes to Readers.; PART I: TESTING THEORY OF ACTION. PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS. Reflection in Professional Practice. Graduate Students' Learning Experiences. Critical Reflections on Professional Effectiveness. Summing Up. INDIVIDUATION. The Evolution of C.G. Jung's Writings. An Intermediate Reconstruction. Examination of Reflections on Professional Practice. Critical Reflections. Summing Up. CRITICAL THEORY. Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action. Accelerated Schools Project. Communicative Action in Accelerated Schools Critical Reflections. Summing Up. MORAL EDUCATION. Lawrence Kohlberg's Theory. Approach to Gospel Study. Moral Foundations and Professional Education. Summing Up.; PART II: RECONSTRUCTING THEORIES OF PRACTICE. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. New Understandings. Moral Reasoning and Professional Development. Transforming Practice. Conclusions. INTERVENING IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Background. Interview Method. Understanding Professional Development. Critical Reflections. Appendix to Chapter 7: IPAS Intervention Method. INTEGRATING MORAL REASONING. Lessons Learned. Concluding Critical Reflections. Notes. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781572738485
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781572738485
  • ISBN10: 1572738480

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