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Curren, Randall; Kotzee, Ben – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
This article explores some general considerations bearing on the question of whether virtue can be measured. What is moral virtue? What are measurement and evaluation, and what do they presuppose about the nature of what is measured or evaluated? What are the prospective contexts of, and purposes for, measuring or evaluating virtue, and how would…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Moral Values, Psychometrics
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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
This article sketches the contours of a neo-Aristotelian account of education, justice, and the human good, organized around a sequence of three increasingly distinctive features of the Aristotelian understanding of respect for persons as rational beings. The first and second of these features bear on important aspects of educational justice,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Liberal Arts
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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2008
The aim of this article is to articulate the basic elements of a comprehensive ethic of academic administration, organized around a set of three cardinal virtues: "commitment" to the good of the institution; good administrative "judgment"; and "conscientiousness" in discharging the duties of the office. In addition to explaining this framework and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Integrity, Ethics, Administrator Characteristics