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The ethical basis of education for tolerance and multi-cultural values in pre-school and primary education

Author(s) Robi Kroflic  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2003  
Editor Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.  
Language English  
Age group -  
An ethnographical note:a change of playing corner Since children no longer play with dolls, we decided that we would change the babies' corner into a beauty parlour. When I told them this ('motivation to act'), Saša reacted: 'Leave the babies' corner as it is, Marija plays there every day. She loves babies, she loves them so much she'll have nine of her own when she grows up.' We left the nook as it was, and arranged a beauty parlour elsewhere. (Kroflic 2000, p. 117) This note was written by the teacher of a group of six-year-olds and describes a spontaneous event during a one-year project to develop a process model of moral education for public nurseries in 1996-97 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. I described the model figuratively as Between obedience and responsibility; in today's terminology it could be described as an attempt to encourage a just and caring environment which enables children a quality moral development.

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