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

Kristjánsson, Kristján (2013) Ten myths about character, virtue and virtue education – plus three well-founded misgivings. British Journal of Educational Studies. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0007-1005

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2013.778386

Identification Number/DOI: doi:10.1080/00071005.2013.778386

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.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2013 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:School of Education
Subjects:LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Taylor and Francis
ID Code:1368
Refereed:YES
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