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Character education and the disappearance of the political

Suissa, J; (2015) Character education and the disappearance of the political. Ethics and Education , 10 (1) pp. 105-117. 10.1080/17449642.2014.998030. Green open access

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Abstract

In this article, I explore some contemporary versions of character education with specific reference to the extent to which they are viewed as constituting a form of citizenship education. I argue that such approaches often end up displacing the idea of political education and, through their language and stated aims, avoid any genuine engagement with the very concept of the political in all but its most superficial sense. In discussing some of the points raised by critics of character education, I defend the need for a more robust and radical conception of the political as a basis for a form of political education.

Type: Article
Title: Character education and the disappearance of the political
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2014.998030
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/17449642.2014.998030
Language: English
Additional information: q 2015 Taylor & Francis. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Character education, citizenship education, political education, political imagination, resilience
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473494
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