VOL. 6, NO. 3, PGS. 24–29


Moral Education
A Vital Enterprise Misunderstood
Susana Frisancho

Susana Frisancho is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She is also co-editor of the book Aprendizaje, cultura and desarrollo.

La educación moral, una obra de arte
Félix García Moriyón. PPC Editorial, 2021.

Education is the most important space for human development. Through it —in both its formal and informal versions— people build their knowledge and awareness of the world, develop their highest capacities, both cognitive and affective, and construct their identity. However, for very diverse and complex historical, economic, political and social reasons, this fundamental educational task has gaps and fractures that prevent it from fully achieving its goals.

The book La educación moral, una obra de arte, by Félix García Moriyón, has the virtue of showing, with great clarity, that moral education is a long-term undertaking that requires not only time but also effort, mainly on the part of teachers, and that it is therefore not an easy task whose goals can be achieved overnight. As García Moriyón states, those who educate morally must be fully aware of their task and be completely willing to carry it out, becoming much more than a facilitator. Thus, García Moriyón raises right from the start the important role that teachers have in this educational task and the different pressures that they receive and that threaten this role. He devotes several pages to this point.

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