Welcome to a special issue of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) that explores whether moral education may take place in the community of philosophical inquiry by practitioners of philosophy in schools. To be even more specific, the issue hotly debated in this, Volume 7 Number 2 of the JPS, is whether there is room for directive teaching within the CoI (Community of Inquiry; the pedagogical method favoured by practitioners of philosophy for/with children). Given that ethical issues are significant, divisive, and central to the well-lived life, it matters whether they can be taught and/or discussed and debated in appropriate ways with young people. Included in this special issue are different arguments as to whether the CoI is the right place for moral inquiry, and how moral debate, moral instruction, moral formation and ethical inquiry may best be facilitated with young people in educational settings using philosophical tools and techniques. Of particular concern is how such moral education may occur whilst avoiding the charge of indoctrination.