By Robert T. Sandin
This book proposes an approach to values education centered on an analysis of the relationship between thinking and valuing. It also focuses on strategies for nurturing the capacity for sustained, disciplined, and informed reflection on the issues of moral decision and religious belief. It contends that there is an urgent need for education at the present time to effect a return to the traditional ideals of intellectual and moral virtue. Sandin's central tenet is that the methods of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship are applicable--and indispensable--to the formation of responsible moral judgments.