Friendship and moral education : twin pillars of philosophy for children /
Ronald F. Reed and Tony W. Johnson.
New York : P. Lang, c1999.
227 p. ; 23 cm.
082043776X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : P. Lang, c1999.
082043776X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-11:
This book represents a long overdue examination of philosophy for children. Written in an easy to understand style, the basic thesis of the book centers around the "twin pillars" of friendship and moral education. The works of Robert Coles (The Moral Intelligence of Children, CH, Sept'97), Thomas Lickona (Educating for Character, 1991), and Kevin Ryan (Building Character in Schools, 1999) are well known and widely read among teachers; however, there has been scant attention paid to the ways in which children make sense of friendships and their responsibilities toward others. All too frequently books on this subject are written in standard philosophical jargon and terminology that make it difficult to translate the message to diverse audiences. Because of Reed and Johnson's straightforward style of writing, this volume is must reading for teachers on the primary levels and for those professors who are preparing teachers at all levels. L. B. Gallien; Mercer University
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Table of Contents
Memorial Preface for Ronald F. Reed
Philosophy for Children: An Introductionp. 1
The Pragmatic Context of Philosophy for Childrenp. 17
The Socratic Context of Philosophy for Childrenp. 33
The Social Context of Philosophy for Childrenp. 49
Modernism, Postmodernism, and Philosophy for Childrenp. 63
1988 to the Presentp. 91
The Educational Context of Philosophy for Childrenp. 123
Phenomenology: A Personal Statementp. 155
Friendship and Moral Educationp. 167
Appendix Ap. 197
Appendix Bp. 203
Subject Indexp. 219
Name Indexp. 225
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