Stimulating Civic Virtue in Students
An Exploratory Study of Teachers in Dutch Catholic Primary Education
2013, Research on Religious and Spiritual Education, Band 6, 152 pages, E-Book (PDF), 23,99 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-7898-5
The central question of this study is to what extent teachers in Dutch Catholic primary education possess the qualities that are needed to stimulate students’ civic virtues, and in what way these qualities can be improved. Two kinds of moral pedagogical teacher behaviour are central: the teachers’ modelling behaviour and the way teachers arrange their moral classroom discussions. These two kinds of behaviour will be studied as well as their relationship with the teachers’ moral beliefs. Furthermore, a teacher course that is designed to stimulate these two kinds of moral pedagogical behaviour is evaluated.