Education for moral seriousness

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    In many of his writings Richard Pring defends the educational aim of helping children and young people to be ‘morally serious’. Michael Hand attempts to clarify that aim and consider how it might be realised. He agrees with Pring that equipping children for moral seriousness requires more than initiating them into academic disciplines. But what more? Finding Pring’s talk of opportunities to ‘make knowledge personal’ unhelpfully vague, Hand argues that children should be initiated into forms of practical inquiry. These will include, at a minimum, vocational inquiry, relationships inquiry, moral inquiry and political inquiry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducation, Ethics and Experience
    Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Richard Pring
    EditorsMichael Hand, Richard Davies
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315716466, 9781317507079
    ISBN (Print)9781138860414, 1138860417
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015


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