The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice

The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice

Author(s): Chris Higgins

Published Online: 9 SEP 2011 05:50AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444339307

Online ISBN: 9781444346534

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346534

About this Book

The Good Life of Teaching extends the recent revival of virtue ethics to professional ethics and the philosophy of teaching. It connects long-standing philosophical questions about work and human growth to questions about teacher motivation, identity, and development.

  • Makes a significant contribution to the philosophy of teaching and also offers new insights into virtue theory and professional ethics
  • Offers fresh and detailed readings of major figures in ethics, including Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Bernard Williams and the practical philosophies of Hannah Arendt, John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Provides illustrations to assist the reader in visualizing major points, and integrates sources such as film, literature, and teaching memoirs to exemplify arguments in an engaging and accessible way
  • Presents a compelling vision of teaching as a reflective practice showing how this requires us to prepare teachers differently

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Virtues of Vocation - From Moral Professionalism to Practical Ethics

  2. Part II: A Virtue Ethics for Teachers - Problems and Prospects

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