Sockett, Hugh, "The Neglect of Virtue," pp. 22-40 in Hugh Sockett and Robert Boostrom, eds., A Moral Critique of Contemporary Education. 112th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Issue l. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013


Hugh Sockett


Discusses the neglect of moral and intellectual virtue in schools; argues against a curriculum of "right answers" and in favor of teaching the dispositions of open-mindedness, accuracy, impartiality, and social responsibility.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Values in the Classroom


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