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2013年12月23日 11:07

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: SOCIAL INVENTIONS NEEDED

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: SOCIAL INVENTIONS NEEDED

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GUEST BLOGGER Craig K. Comstock

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Addressing global warming requires going beyond ordinary politics. Americans – both elites and publics – have been good at “social inventions.” We now need many more of them, globally.

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In a Series on American Climate Politics by Guest Blogger Craig K. Comstock, this Post recalls the USA’s history of “social inventi......

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2013年12月20日 17:50

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

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GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven

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The more liberal the model of moral education in a given school, the more likely it is to emphasize social service rather than the acquisition of individual character virtues. Nevertheless, the theoretical underpinnings of that aspect of character education are largely absent or unacknowledged, and such programs of social service continue to appear within a discourse of the training of individual moral character and will in the virtues. Historically, social s......

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2013年12月09日 17:54

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: POSTWAR LIBERALISM

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: POSTWAR LIBERALISM

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GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven

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Beginning in the 1960s, the American quest for moral education embraced three new "liberal" approaches. "Values clarification" taught children how to judge diverse situations. "Cognitive development" taught children how to think about values. "Feminist caring" considered values as part of personal relationships rather than as abstract principles. These liberal approaches were still based largely on the free choices......

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2013年12月03日 16:21

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: 1620s TO 1920s

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: 1620s TO 1920s

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GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven

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In 1600s and 1700s America, the family was the main transmitter of moral values, embodied in religion. In particular, Puritans believed that religion expressed God's will, which individuals should will themselves to obey. In the 1800s, economic development increased personal freedom. To manage that freedom, moral educators taught individuals to further control the self and disciple the will. The early 1900s brought still greater modernity, prompting co......

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