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2013年11月27日 16:32

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: RECENT CONSERVATISM

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: RECENT CONSERVATISM

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GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven

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In the late 1900s, conservatives announced that America was in moral decline and blamed morally permissive liberal education. America's schools focused on modern technical skills and neglected traditional religious values. The conservatives' remedy was "character education": teaching school children an array of individual "virtues." People should be able to identify the ethically correct action ......

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2013年11月18日 15:39

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: CURRENT FIELDWORK

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: CURRENT FIELDWORK

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GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven

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To understand how American moral education is being conducted in the early 2000s, author Ravven visited various American institutions. At a public elementary school, she listened to a principal and a parent express their enthusiasm for educating children about interpersonal "virtues." There she also observed a kindergarten and second grade, finding the students more alienated than enthusiastic. Ravven also observed efforts of companies to teach......

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2013年11月12日 16:19

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: GLOBAL WARMING AS BAD AS GLOBAL WAR

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: GLOBAL WARMING AS BAD AS GLOBAL WAR

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GUEST BLOGGER Craig K. Comstock

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The effects of global warming will be as bad as the effects of a global war. Nevertheless, much science remains too quiet and most politics too calm. Prudent governance remains paralyzed.

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In a Series on American Climate Politics by Guest Blogger Craig K. Comstock, this Post reports a lecture by a British scientist warning t......

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2013年11月05日 17:37

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: CURES

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: CURES

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GUEST BLOGGER Steven M. Teles

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By now, the SIZE of American government is roughly fixed. Over the next few decades, Americans will debate its counter-productive COMPLEXITY. America has chosen to govern itself through more indirect and incoherent policy mechanisms than can be found in any comparable country. Today much of American public policy resembles what computer geeks call a "kludge": "an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose...a clu......

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