Moral education and character education: Their relationship and roles in citizenship education

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Discipline 1 Developmental psychology
Discipline 2
Publication Title Moral education and character education: Their relationship and roles in citizenship education
Description Any democratic society must concern itself with the socialization of its citizens. This begins in childhood, and schools are critical to this process. The interrelations and roles of educating for character (character education, moral education) and educating for citizenship (citizenship education, civic education) are explored, largely in a North American context... it is concluded that the role of schools in fostering the development of moral citizens in democratic societies necessitates focus on moral development, broader moral and related character development, teaching of civics and development of citizenship skills and dispositions. Moreover, these outcomes overlap and cut across the fields of moral, character and citizenship education.
Publication Year 2006
Publication Author Wolfgang Althof, Marvin Berkowitz
Publication Type Article
Publisher Journal of Moral Education
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057240601012204