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Knowing and Loving: The Moral Craft of Teaching

Education should give children the ability and desire to seek truth. It should develop an appreciation for the oneness of humanity and the need for unity in diversity and should free students from the prejudices and fanaticism that hamper development. … Continue reading

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Moral Intelligence: Concluding Remarks and References

Education today is seen largely as an economic activity, not as a moral activity dedicated to enabling individuals and groups transform themselves and their environments in pursuit individual and collective well-being, security and welfare. Education should help develop the capacities … Continue reading

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Moral Education Perspectives

Based on his review of theory and research related to moral education, Damon has several recommendations related to moral education in schools. Moral education must help students reason autonomously about moral problems. The students’ decision-making capacities must be fostered through … Continue reading

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Moral Development and Education

Robert Coles, one of the world’s most respect scholars on the inner workings of children, has explored the dimension of morality in several of his works (1986, 1997). His studies suggest that the moral lives of children are very rich … Continue reading

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Moral Intelligence

Though moral intelligence does not qualify as an intelligence using Gardener’s criteria, we will explore conceptualizations of it in this paper. As with the emotional, social, spiritual and existential intelligences discussed above, others have found moral intelligence to be a … Continue reading

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Howard Gardener on Spiritual, Existential and Moral Intelligence

Although Howard Gardener does not believe spiritual intelligence meet his criteria, he feels an existential intelligence might be a possibility, and it has been referred to by him as a possible ninth intelligence (1999b). Existential intelligence is described as “capturing … Continue reading

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What makes up the ideal person?

What makes up the ideal person? The conception of what is valued differs from person to person, group to group and time to time. Across all cultures and throughout recorded human history, there seems to have been a sense of … Continue reading

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