Aristotelian Character Education: (Routledge Research in Education)
Kristjan Kristjansson (Author)
Available / dispatched within 1 - 4 weeks
This book provides a reconstruction of Aristotelian character education, shedding new light on what moral character really is, and how it can be highlighted, measured, nurtured and taught in current schooling. Arguing that many recent approaches to character education understand character in exclusively amoral, instrumentalist terms, Kristjansson proposes a coherent, plausible and up-to-date concept, retaining the overall structure of Aristotelian character education. After discussing and debunking popular myths about Aristotelian character education, subsequent chapters focus on the practical ramifications and methodologies of character education. These include measuring virtue and morality, asking whether Aristotelian character education can salvage the effects of bad upbringing, and considering implications for teacher training and classroom practice. The book rejuvenates time-honoured principles of the development of virtues in young people, at a time when 'character' features prominently in educational agendas and parental concerns over school education systems. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective which draws from the disciplines of education, psychology, philosophy and sociology, this book will appeal to researchers, academics and students wanting a greater insight into character education.
Also available on eBook for £44.99. Click here to purchase from Rakuten Kobo
About the Author
Kristjan Kristjansson is Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, UK.
- Contributor: Kristjan Kristjansson
- Imprint: Routledge
- ISBN13: 9781138804753
- Number of Pages: 186
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Packaged Weight: 408
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Release Date: 2015-04-20
- Series: Routledge Research in Education
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Kristjan Kristjansson is Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, UK.
We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if you are not, we will refund or replace your order up to 30 days after purchase. Terms and exclusions apply; find out more from our Returns and Refunds Policy.