Whole school values and the socially transformative potential of philosophy education

Keddie, Amanda (2011) Whole school values and the socially transformative potential of philosophy education. Pedaogies: An International Journal, 6 4: 296-311. doi:10.1080/1554480X.2011.595540

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Author Keddie, Amanda
Title Whole school values and the socially transformative potential of philosophy education
Journal name Pedaogies: An International Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1554-480X
1554-4818
Publication date 2011-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1554480X.2011.595540
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 296
End page 311
Total pages 16
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The socially transformative potential of philosophy education (PhE) to support a broadening of students’ horizons and a fostering of their ability to deal with difference and diversity is the focus of this article. This article explores this potential through its examination of whole school values and PhE at one primary school in Queensland, Australia. The central argument is that the school’s prioritizing of social outcomes within its values framework can be supported by PhE at the classroom level. In making this case, this article draws on interview data from the school principal (“Ms A”), the school’s Philosophy Mentor and Grade Four teacher (“Ms B”) and a Year 4 PhE student (“Jacob”). Given the transformative role schools are expected to play in the teaching of values, the centrality of school and teacher values in shaping student learning and the potential of PhE to enhance the social outcomes of schooling, this article provides a warrant for further interrogation of the agenda and values transmitted through this curriculum area.
Keyword Philosophy education
Whole school values
Social outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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