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February 2, 2013

ART: A Moral Education: Another Look at Comfort Women

Author: Fides Bernardo A. Bitanga
Title: A Moral Education
Subtitle: Another Look at Comfort Women (A Review)
Journal: AERA Research Journal
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Year: 2013
Pages: 65-73
ISSN: 2094-5337
Language: English
Full Text: Asian Educational Research Association [Free Access]

Abstract: »Although there is the usual reluctance and silence accorded to previous writings on the issue at hand due to various political and cultural pressures, the article, entitled “A Moral Education: Another Look at Comfort Women,” attempts to re-kindle the moral discussion on “comfort women.” This attempt consists of two parts: a presentation of a review and a presentation of a moral challenge. It starts with a review of Yoshiko Nozaki’s paper entitled “Feminism, Nationalism, and the Japanese Textbook Controversy over Comfort Women.” It shows the present situation of the discussion on comfort women in this era and it also shows how far the feminist movement has contributed to the discussion on “comfort women”. From the review, a moral discussion is constructed revolving around the possible role of education in the closure of the issue on “comfort women”. The discussion of this issue following the path of education may be old but the inclusion of the theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Elliot Turiel, and Carol Gilligan may add a new flavor to the discussion. It is in this sense that there is hope that the discussion on the moral dimension of the issue on “comfort women” will revive more debates and post a challenge to contemporary readers.« [Source: AERA Research Journal]