PATTERNS OF MORAL REFLECTION OF TRAINEE TEACHERS OF CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE NETHERLANDS
This article examines the patterns of moral reflection of trainee primary school teachers. Exploratory empirical research indicates that trainee teachers' patterns of moral reflection do not correspond with the distinction in moral orientations current in practical philosophical literature. Trainee teachers distinguish between a teleological moral orientation and a utilitarian, deontological moral orientation. In this paper the combination of utilitarianism and deontology is substantiated with the aid of the rule-utilitarianism of the ethicist Richard Hare. Finally we look into moral reflection in teacher training.