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"Care Ethics in Education"

Candice Shelby


Difficulties with current models of ethics education (correct reasoning, virtue theory, directive moral education) include emphasis on reward/punishment and a presumptive bias toward abstract reasoning. Teaching a care-based ethics would promote a fuller notion of mature moral agents and broaden the school climate beyond compliance.

Shelby, Candice. "Care Ethics in Education." The Educational Forum 67.4 (2003): 337-42.