Laat dit goed gaan: revisioning education research through teaching Afrikaans as a foreign language to Australian adolescents on the basis of moral education and ethics of care

van Rensburg, Henriette (2013) Laat dit goed gaan: revisioning education research through teaching Afrikaans as a foreign language to Australian adolescents on the basis of moral education and ethics of care. In: The role of participants in education research: ethics, epistemologies, and methods. Routledge Research in Education Series (87). Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom, pp. 168-181. ISBN 978-0-415-63628-5

Abstract

The study reported in this chapter included the application of ethics of care and moral education as a means of revisioning the relationships that are possible and appropriate between researchers and research participants. According to Noddings (2010), we are frequently in contact with people with dissimilar values to our own. This may lead to new moral tribulations that can be defused through moral education. Owens and Ennis (2005) expect that effective teachers should have the ability to enact an ethic of care in teaching. They also state that ' . . . teachers need to be able to care for themselves, their students, the content, and other members of the school community' (p. 392) through moral education.

As a way of responding to a moral education issue, this chapter describes a community project offered to five Australian adolescents to teach the participants elementary Afrikaans language skills in order to communicate orally with members of the Afrikaans-speaking community in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. In addition, the chapter traces the development of effective and ethical relationships with the participants in this research project.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 03:19
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 02:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral education; Afrikaans; Afrikaans as a foreign language
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9780203078389
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23173

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