1st Edition

Portrait of a Moral Agent Teacher
Teaching Morally and Teaching Morality

ISBN 9781138084919
Published May 18, 2017 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Teaching morally and teaching morality are understood as mutually dependent processes necessary for providing moral education, or the communication of messages and lessons on what is right, good and virtuous in a student’s character. This comprehensive and contextualized volume offers anecdotes and experiences on how an elementary schoolteacher envisions, enacts, and reflects on the ethical teaching and learning of her students. By employing a personally developed form of moral education that is not defined by any particular philosophical or theoretical orientation, this volume relates that classroom-based moral education can, therefore, be conceived of and promoted as moral agency.

Accentuated by the teacher’s voice to offer the experience of being in the classroom, this volume enables others to transfer relevant practices to their own teaching contexts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Elizabeth Campbell 1. Spending the Year: A Micro-Ethnographic Study  2. The Shoulders I Stand On: Theoretical Framework  3. Situating Terry’s Practices: School Context and Personal Ideology  4. Teaching Morally: Practices That Are Good and Right  5. Teaching Morality: Practices That Are Overtly Instructive  6. Moral Agency: The Science and Art of Moral Education

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Gillian Rosenberg received her Ph.D. in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.