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Wartości w życiu i spuściźnie pedagogicznej Janusza Korczaka
Values in Janusz Korczak’s Life and Pedagogical Legacy

Author(s): Magdalena Barabas
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, History of Education
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: values; moral authority; Janusz Korczak

Summary/Abstract: The aim of moral education is to form in children a system of values in accordance with the universal vision of treating every man in the subjective way, with the principles that are helpful in differentiating the good and the evil, and with universal values such as: respect, honesty, courage, altruism or responsibility.Hence it is important not so much to supply the pupil with the knowledge about moral values and the respective norms and rules of behavior, but also to develop in him a certain kind of moral sensitivity through, among others, being an example of moral behavior. The aim of the article is to present the figure of Janusz Korczak, in the context of the values he presented and promoted, as a personal example worth of following and as a moral authority.

  • Issue Year: 63/2016
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 191-204
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish