Respect in Education

Authors

  • Johannes Giesinger


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

Email: giesinger@st.gallen.ch

Abstract

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.

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