The Quest for Moral Order: Emile Durkheim on Education

Journal of Moral Education 4 (1):39-46 (1974)
Abstract: Durkheim's treatment of the nature of morality and of moral education is examined. Three elements in his moral theory, namely the spirit of discipline, attachment to social groups, and autonomy or self?determination, are examined in turn and discussed. It is pointed out that Durkheim conceived the child as the passive recipient of the cultural mores and he emphasized the importance of obedience and punishment. In the light of contemporary thinking, five main criticisms of Durkheim's approach are advanced
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