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Ethics Education
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[German Version]

The school's task of education (Education/Formation) can be understood as an intended aid to inculturation with the aim of facilitating self-determination. Besides scientific and environmental knowledge and skills, this entails ideal values and standards (location of purpose, morality) which must be chosen and also defended in cases of conflict, according to a person's insight. Up to the 19th century moral instruction stood alongside religion at the center of school education. In the Latin schools, logic, rhetoric and ethics were taught as a prepar…

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Schmidt, Heinz, “Ethics Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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