Education Journal

Special Issue

Education and Moral Values: Authenticity, Countercultures and Standardization or Ethics - A New Chernobyl?

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Trif Victorița
About This Special Issue
This special issue aims to investigate the integrity taking into account the relationship between education, culture, psychology and moral sense. It is about a multiperspectivist approach on making sense of ethics in the context of contemporary pluralization of life course. The conceptual framework is very sophisticated because of the multiple dissonances of the researches: the results are often irreconcilables because the findings provides various versions of the reality (different views of social justice, multiple markeplaces ideologies, mixte visions of political authenticity, metaphysical speculations, social and cultural paradigms). The meta-analysis of the knowledge production in the area reveals various wordings on moral system from the vantage point of different perspectives: theoretical, experimental, cultural, hypothesized in terms of moral intelligence, spiritual intelligence, existential intelligence, moral law, moral brain, critical thinking and moral reasoning, moral development, observational learning, moral rights, moral communication, social justice, moral values, neuroethics, bioethics, moral conscience, dilemmas, and so on. On the other hand, the mechanisms involved in assessing integrity are ones of the most complex and controversial of all topics. The experimental design, philosophical wording, multicultural perspectives, computational exploration, semiotics analysis exemplify ways of exploring the ruptures between tradition (family, patriotism, Christian charity, etc.) and application of standardization, rationalization and computarization. The psychological results, religious aspects, genetics outcomes, ethnographic analysis, reflective interplay, all produce multidisciplinary approaches in order to measure the mental space of morals. The exegesis of the formal rhetoric legitimate concern of moral cognition; a great number of publications on the topic contain various key terms of ethics academic market: moral brain, moral cognition, moral reasoning, moral judgment, moral development, moral values, moral communication, moral conscience, ethics, moral law, etc. A diversity of research methodologies, different tools and various discourses are used. The meanings of the qualitative results are consistent with new possible routes from ethics to meta-ethics, from formal outcomes to atypical answers, from classic viewpoint to understanding moral knowledge in contemporary context (e. g. pre-war, war, revisited cold war - in context on new ICT networks - and post war approaches in the area. This implies challenges of patterns, attitudes, behaviors, etc. As a consequence of this, some questions are important for future investigations: why (aims)?, what (results)?, when (times)?, who (intellectual patterns of the assessors)?, where (context or culture, local or global)?, how (research paradigms)?

Aims and Scope:

  1. Agency of Moral Education
  2. Ethics
  3. Culture
  4. Integrity
  5. Moral values
  6. Paradigm
Lead Guest Editor
  • Trif Victorița

    Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Guest Editors
  • Oprișan Emilia

    Department of Special Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

  • Lemeni Nicolae Adrian

    Center of Research and Dialogue Between Theology, Philosophy and Science, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

  • Crețu Vasile

    Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

  • Necula Constantin Valer

    Faculty of Theology “Andrei Șaguna”, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania

  • Vild Marian

    Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

  • Pricop Cosmin

    Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Published Articles
  • Moral Early Education – The Pedagogy of Classic Stories

    Camelia Rădulescu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 132-136
    Received: Jul. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 14, 2020
    Published: Sep. 08, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20200905.12
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    Abstract: This paper reflects on the moral education at preschool age, focusing on the particularities of teaching moral and social values very early. It starts by rendering problematic the social and moral dimensions of education nowadays in a volatile context in which ideals and values need to be redefined. Learning and teaching are considered in relation ... Show More
  • Moral Communication and Moral Values in the Moral Dilemma About Martha and Mary

    Victorita Trif

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 80-88
    Received: May 15, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 02, 2020
    Published: Jun. 20, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20200903.14
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    Abstract: This article aims to investigate the integrity taking into account the relationship between culture and psychology. The conceptual framework is very sophisticated because of the wide range of studies from philosophy, education, psychology, communication, linguistic and semiotics, neurosciences, law, and so on. The multiplicity of efforts to design ... Show More