Educational Theory 38 (3):299-310 (1988)

I discuss problems posed to those, like myself, who advocate the virtues approach to moral education for children. i address objections from kohlberg and wilson, though similar concerns are found elsewhere. the following conclusions counteract persistent objections: though interdependent, virtues are distinguishable from one another; we can devise acceptable definitions; virtues influence both conduct and reason; virtue language provides meaning within temporal and communal contexts; we can justify the cardinal virtues as the basic set for moral education; though communities select which virtues to emphasize, the virtues are universal. i conclude the virtues approach is philosophically and pedagogically sound
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