Educating Competencies for Democracy by Ewa NowakEducating Competencies for Democracy by Ewa Nowak

Educating Competencies for Democracy

EditorEwa Nowak, Dawn Schrader, Boris Zizek

Hardcover | April 24, 2013

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While democratic ideals are cherished by many worldwide, practice and competence in democratic procedures and behaviors are fading. Educating for democracy involves teaching skills that contribute to the democratic ideals, such as fairness, due process, and respect for the dignity, rights, and autonomy of others. In this volume, researchers from throughout the world draw from the Dual-Aspect Theory, the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion, and the Moral Judgment Test, developed by German psychologist Georg Lind to advance democratic competencies. Grounded in Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of moral judgment, contributors report research at various levels of social engagement, such as schools, workplaces, governments, prisons, and communities, to describe how people can, and do, develop democratic competencies that hold promise for creating interactions and institutions that are just and fair.
Ewa Nowak is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the A. Mickiewicz University of Poznań (Poland), and is currently researching moral cognition and affectivity in demanding social contexts. Dawn E. Schrader is Associate Professor of Communication and Educational Psychology at Cornell University. She researches intersectionality of mor...
Title:Educating Competencies for DemocracyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:April 24, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631624727

ISBN - 13:9783631624722


Table of Contents

Contents: Horst Frank: Citizens of Konstanz as Beneficients of the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion – Kristin Prehn: Moral Judgment Competence. A Re-Evaluation of the Dual Aspect Theory Based on Recent Neuroscientific Research – Marcia Schillinger: Verifying the Dual-Aspect Theory: A Cross-Cultural Study on Learning Environment and Moral Judgment Competence – Zhang Jing/Yang Shaogang: The Research and Development of the Moral Judgment Test in China – Anna Laura Comunian: The Cross-Cultural Construct Validity of the Padua Moral Judgment Scale – Patrícia Unger/Raphael Bataglia/Marcia Schillinger: Moral Segmentation in Studies with the Moral Judgment Test in Brazil – Piotr Leśniewski: Ethics and Metaphysics. On Some Practical Aspects of Erotetic Rationality – Klaus Helkama: Change in Moral Judgment in Medical School: The Role of Hierarchy – Anna Izabela Brzezińska/Tomasz Czub/Magdalena Czub/Radosław Kaczan/Konrad Piotrowski/Małgorzata Rękosiewicz: Postponed or Delayed Adulthood? – Aswati Hamzah/Khadijah Binti-Zon: Identification and Characterization of Malay Students’ Moral Reasoning Competencies – Jutta H. Wester de Michelini: Discourse Ethics, Moral Argumentation, and Education for Civic Responsibility: A Qualitative Approach to Moral Judgment Test Applied to Young Political Scientists at a Public University in Argentina – Matthias Scharlipp: Experiencing Freedom and Democracy at School: Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion – Nadja Groß: Application of the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion in French Class and Its Impact on Pupil Well-Being – Anna Malitowska: How Philosophical Dialog with Children Improves the Moral Judgment and Discourse Competencies – Gerald Gilmore Taylor: Dilemmatic Logical Reasoning Competence in Adolescent Moral Reasoning and Development: A Pilot Training Program – Boris Zizek: Handling Probation-Seekers - With a New Image of Humanity Towards a Positive Education – Katherina Mouratidou: Promoting Students’ Moral Development through Physical Education – Wolfgang G. Weber/Christine Unterrainer: Democratic Education Potentials in Business Organizations – Karolina M. Cern: Is a Construction of Life-Worlds Possible? – Anne Ratzki: Can a School System Support or Hinder Education for Democracy? A Comparison Between the German and Swedish School System – Kay Hemmerling/Matthias Scharlipp: The Keys of Cognition: Insights into Moral and Democratic Education in Prison – Antanas Mockus: Morality Is Not Everything: Bogotà also Listened to the Voices of Law and Culture – Thomas Wren: Civic Virtue Is Not Enough – Bill Puka: Democratizing Democracy Education – Neil Ferguson: The Universalization of Western Liberal Democracy and the End of Morality – Iuliana Lupu: Moral Competence and Dogmatic Religiosity – Herbert Rätz: What Is the Morality of the Esoteric? Or: What Can You Still Belive in? – Ewa Nowak: Democracy Begins in the Mind. Developing Democratic Personality.