Pride in Education: Conceptual Analysis of Pride in a Case Study
Mount Saint Vincent University
Pride may be a term in need of clarity, especially in consideration of citizenship and values education. This thesis outlines the background and etymology of pride from a modern western perspective and provides a conceptual analysis of the concept of pride, via Aristotelian, Christian and Tantra Buddhist perspectives, of a fictional narrative used as a case study. Implications of the research suggest modern research in western society may be inadequate to properly understand pride and a greater focus on virtue ethics may be warranted. This analysis offers itself as an apt example for how to inquire about pride in search of its meaning for oneself and others.