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Exploring the connections between Philosophy for Children and character education: Some implications for moral education?

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Andrew Peterson ,

Brendan Bentley

Abstract

In this paper we are interested in the connections between Philosophy for Children and character education. In sketching these connections we suggest some areas where the relationship is potentially fruitful, particularly in light of research which suggests that in practice schools and teachers often adopt and mix different approaches to values education. We outline some implications of drawing connections between the two fields for moral education. The arguments made in this article are done so in the hope of encouraging further critical reflection on the potential relationship between Philosophy for Children and character education.

How to Cite: Peterson, A. and Bentley, B., 2015. Exploring the connections between Philosophy for Children and character education: Some implications for moral education?. Journal of Philosophy in Schools, 2(2), pp.48–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21913/jps.v2i2.1271
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Published on 30 Nov 2015.
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