|Editor||P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges|
In this paper we intend to reflect on the following questions: the contributions of the Portuguese educator Mário Gonçalves Viana to what we today understand as citizenship education; the dilemmas posed by thinking about citizenship in an authoritarian regime; the construction of identities with reference to a wider axiological table; and, in particular, for building a teaching deontology as we understand it today. In short, we will seek to use the example of this educator and his work, assuming its timeliness, to reflect on the professional values of teachers in its articulation with the ethical purposes of education. Keywords: values of education; teaching deontology; profession; vocation; art of teaching.