Ten myths about character, virtue and virtue education – plus three well-founded misgivings

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Abstract

Initiatives to cultivate character and virtue in moral education at school continue to provoke sceptical responses. Most of those echo familiar misgivings about the notions of character, virtue and education in virtue – as unclear, redundant, old-fashioned, religious, paternalistic, anti-democratic, conservative, individualistic, relative and situation dependent. I expose those misgivings as ‘myths’, while at the same time acknowledging three better-founded historical, methodological and practical concerns about the notions in question.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-287
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Volume61
Issue number3
Early online date30 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • virtue
  • character
  • character/virtue education
  • virtue ethics

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