The Background - Moral Education as the Traditional Source of Personal Development. One of the abiding interests of moral philosophy is how some measure of competence at existence can not only be attained, but attained to an excellent degree. The idea that man is born imperfect but may so order his life that he approaches a more complete state of perfection has been echoed in the words and deeds of men through the ages. It is reflected in our willingness to revere those men and women who in their lives neared the condition of existential entelechy. Throughout the ages, for instance, humankind has sought out heroes and martyrs who by virtue of their superior conduct and more impressive virtues have become the models upon which lesser men and women model their own lives.
Symes, C. T.,
Fielding, A. J.,
& Mackenzie, J. D.
The Morality of Moral Education.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 8(1).