Moving Beyond the “Plight of Civility” and Future Research on Civility and Democratic Education
In this final, concluding chapter, the key themes and arguments of the book are summarised. Some reflections are also offered about how we might move beyond the “plight of civility” in positive ways and by recognising that cultivating civility involves habits of the mind and heart. The chapter also identifies three research priorities, each with associated research questions, which might usefully guide further theoretical and empirical research about educating civility in schools.
KeywordsResearch priorities Civil conduct Mutual fellow-feeling “Plight of civility” Educating civility
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