Respect in Education


  • Johannes Giesinger

Correspondence: Johannes Giesinger, St. Georgenstrasse 181a St. Gallen 9011, Switzerland.



This article discusses the educational significance of the moral demand for respect. In Ethics and Education, Richard Peters presents a conception of educational respect that was recently taken up by Krassimir Stojanov. This article responds to both Peters' and Stojanov's contributions and proposes another understanding of educational respect: to respect children is to treat them in a way that enables them to see themselves as persons endowed with dignity; that is, as having the equal standing to make claims on others.