Character Flaws – An Anarchist Critique of Character Education in England’s Secondary Schools

Anarchist Studies - ISSN 2633-8270
Volume 29 Number 2 (2021)

Character Flaws – An Anarchist Critique of Character Education in England’s Secondary Schools
DaN McKee, pages 44-74
DOI: 10.3898/AS.29.2.02

Abstract

Taking seriously the anarchist view that there may be something deeply wrong at the very heart of any state-run educational structure designed chiefly to meet the needs of an intrinsically problematic capitalist economic system, this article intends to highlight both the tension within the new Ofsted Inspection Framework for English secondary schools for anyone concerned with authentic human flourishing and virtuous character, and also the role such legislation plays in inhibiting and undermining any radical potential for genuine character education within such settings.

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DaN McKee (2021) Character Flaws – An Anarchist Critique of Character Education in England’s Secondary Schools , Anarchist Studies, 29(2), 44-74. https://doi.org/10.3898/AS.29.2.02

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