David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):57-74 (2009)
This article reconstructs R. S. Peters' underlying theory of ritual in education, highlighting his proposed link between ritual and the imitation of teachers. Rituals set the stage for the imitation of teachers and they invite students to experience practices whose value is not easily discernable from the outside. For Peters, rituals facilitate the transmission of values across time, create unity in schools, and affirm authority relations. There is a tension, however, between this view of ritual and imitation, on the one hand, and Peters' views of liberal education and the ‘criteria of an educational process’, on the other. This article suggests how the processes of ritual and imitation can be reconciled with liberal education, and it identifies school rampage shootings as an area in which Peters' work on ritual might prove useful
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Emile Durkheim (1926). The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life a Study in Religious Sociology. Allen & Unwin.
William Evans (2009). Iris Murdoch, Liberal Education and Human Flourishing. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):75-84.
Nelson Goodman (1968). Languages of Art. Bobbs-Merrill.
S. J. Huber (2003). The White Coat Ceremony: A Contemporary Medical Ritual. Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (6):364-366.
Thomas S. Kuhn (1996/2012). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. University of Chicago Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John White (2009). Why General Education? Peters, Hirst and History. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):123-141.
Douglas A. Marshall (2002). Behavior, Belonging, and Belief: A Theory of Ritual Practice. Sociological Theory 20 (3):360-380.
R. J. Royce (1983). R.S. Peters and Moral Education, 1: The Justification of Procedural Principles. Journal of Moral Education 12 (3):174-181.
Andrew L. Roth (1995). "Men Wearing Masks": Issues of Description in the Analysis of Ritual. Sociological Theory 13 (3):301-327.
Graham Haydon (2009). Reason and Virtues: The Paradox of R. S. Peters on Moral Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):173-188.
Robin Barrow (2009). Was Peters Nearly Right About Education? Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):9-25.
Bjorn Merker (2006). Ritual Pathology and the Nature of Ritual Culture. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (6):624-625.
Michael S. Katz (2009). R. S. Peters' Normative Conception of Education and Educational Aims. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):97-108.
Kelvin Stewart Beckett (2011). R.S. Peters and the Concept of Education. Educational Theory 61 (3):239-255.
Added to index2010-01-29
Total downloads20 ( #130,548 of 1,699,675 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,675 )
How can I increase my downloads?