fundamental features of the different meanings

15 February 2023

Support for character education has been gaining momentum in recent years, invariably in educational circles across the Anglosphere. This paper distinguishes between good charac- ter and buen carácter and highlights the distinc- tive features of the two meanings attributed to good character, particularly in Spanish. It un- dertakes a philological, philosophical and psy- cho-pedagogical analysis to this end. Moreover, it draws a distinction between temperament and good character and stresses the importance of developing a higher standard for good character, both for oneself and for those in whose hands educational responsibilities are placed. For this purpose, it considers the main human qualities at the heart of of good character based on a tras- cended reading of one of the most prominent representations of Spanish culture, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.

Please, cite this article as follows: Ibáñez-Martín, A. (2023). El plural concepto del buen carácter | The plural concept of good character. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 81 (284), 107-122.