The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Good Life of Teaching extends the recent revival of virtue ethics to professional ethics and the philosophy of teaching. It connects long-standing philosophical questions about work and human growth to questions about teacher motivation, identity, and development.
Makes a significant contribution to the philosophy of teaching and also offers new insights into virtue theory and professional ethics
Offers fresh and detailed readings of major figures in ethics, including Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Bernard Williams and the practical philosophies of Hannah Arendt, John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer
Provides illustrations to assist the reader in visualizing major points, and integrates sources such as film, literature, and teaching memoirs to exemplify arguments in an engaging and accessible way
Presents a compelling vision of teaching as a reflective practice showing how this requires us to prepare teachers differently