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Edukacja etyczna a problem badania wartości moralnych wśród młodzieży polskiej
Ethical education and the problem of moral values among the Polish youth

Author(s): Krzysztof Pezdek
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: ethical education; moral education; moral values; youth

Summary/Abstract: This paper is an attempt to justify the idea that research on the moral values of the Polish youth would be more complete if ethics had been introduced to schools as an independent and obligatory subject. During such classes students could gain specific knowledge about the ethical foundations for moral values and the complex relationships that exist among them, as well as the possibility of justifying the attitudes and behaviour of individuals from the perspective of ethics and morality. In addition, educators, who would be at least partly responsible for the ethical and moral education of the Polish youth, should be trained in ethical theory and moral practice. Only then would research on the morality of young people be more measurable, since the subjects could refer to the actual knowledge and its implementation in concrete actions, and not just rely on often empty statements concerning their own attitudes and moral behaviour.

  • Issue Year: 225/2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 5-13
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish