"Although the book is geared toward aspiring professionals, it can also be useful to seasoned professionals who find themselves at a crossroads in their careers and are seeking new ways of thinking or addressing social issues. St. John leaves the reader with a sense of urgency for integrating moral reasoning in professional practice."--Education Review, November 2009
"The interdisciplinary approach to complex social problems offered by St. John is sorely needed in graduate education classrooms….The text’s inclination toward big questions lacking easy answers makes it a solid bet for drawing out substantive dialogue."--Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 47(1), 120-122
"In this text, St John demonstrates his ability to review, reflect and link theories and research on moral reasoning, professional development and social justice...for those who are interested in research or exploring moral reasoning and reflective practice within communities of practice, this is an important book that can serve as a guide for framing further research and/or exploring pedagogy. "—Journal of Moral Education
About the Author
Edward P. St. John is Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. He is interested in education, justice, and public policy. Currently Professor St. John is focusing on moral education in the professions. Having completed Action, reflection, and social justice: Integrating moral reasoning into professional development (Hampton Press, in press), he is now writing Moral reasoning in action: Integrating social justice into professional practice (in preparation). He serves as series editor for Readings on Equal Education and has received awards for his leadership from the Association for the Study of Higher Education and for scholarship from the National Association of Student Financial Aid.