Moral Development and Citizenship Education

Education and Humanism

Linking Autonomy and Humanity

Editors: Veugelers, Wiel (Ed.)

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Human beings have the possibility to give meaning to their lives and to create coherence in experiences. Present-day humanism strongly focuses on personal development in relation to others. It is this tension between personal development and advancement of humanization, that is creating the opportunities for the personal development of every world citizen. Humanism is about personal autonomy, moral responsibility, and about solidarity with humanity. The tension between autonomy and social involvement is the core of humanism. Education can support persons in their moral and personal identity development. The authors brought together in this book all address issues of developing autonomy and humanity in educational practices. All the chapters try to link theory and practice. They either make theoretical ideas more practical or they use practical experiences and concerns to rethink theoretical notions. Together the chapters in the book give a broad overview of theoretical foundations, concrete research, and practices in education. The book shows a diversity that can inspire scholars and practitioners in further developing their perspectives. Creating meaning is an essential part of all education. Focusing on the linking of autonomy and humanity is the humanist perspective in it.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Humanist Perspective on Moral Development and Citizenship Education

    Wiel Veugelers

    Pages 9-34

  • Humanistic Education

    Nimrod Aloni

    Pages 35-46

  • Moral Education from A Humanist Perspective

    Maria Rosa Buxarrais, Francisco Esteban

    Pages 47-65

  • The Philosophy of Ubuntu and Education in South Africa

    Lesley Le Grange

    Pages 67-78

  • Practicing Democracy

    Joel Westheimer

    Pages 95-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Humanism
Book Subtitle
Linking Autonomy and Humanity
Editors
  • Wiel Veugelers
Series Title
Moral Development and Citizenship Education
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-577-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-577-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 207
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