Journal of Moral Education 6 (3):198-205 (1977)
Abstract Kohlberg's cognitive?developmental theory provides teachers with a framework for understanding the change and development of moral judgment and decision?making of their pupils. One major abuse, however, may be when teachers take the stage labels associated with the hypothesized stage levels of moral judgment as indicative of static student qualities or characteristics, by placing more emphasis on perceived and labelled qualities than on the actual moral reasoning of the student. This, it is suggested, together with some empirical examples, may obscure the developmental trend of the student's moral judgment or even affect the teacher's expectations and consequently student's performance, and fails to take into account such factors as environment and interpersonal interaction. A study is reported in which curriculum consultants exposed to moral development theory were tested to determine whether they would use Kohlbergian labels of stage content or actual moral reasoning when required to make assessments. Suggestions are put forward as to how moral development theory can be more closely linked to pedagogy
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Moral Development Among Mildly Mentally Handicapped School Children.Olivera Petrovich - 1982 - Journal of Moral Education 11 (4):233-246.
Moral Climate and the Development of Moral Reasoning: The Effects of Dyadic Discussions Between Young Offenders.John H. Taylor & Lawrence J. Walker - 1997 - Journal of Moral Education 26 (1):21-43.
Some Conceptual Problems in the Cognitive‐Developmental Approach to Morality.John A. Codd - 1977 - Journal of Moral Education 6 (3):147-157.
Secondary School Moral Discussion Programmes Led by Social Studies Teachers.Anne Colby, Lawrence Kohlberg, Edwin Fenton, Betsy Speicher‐Dubin & Marcus Lieberman - 1977 - Journal of Moral Education 6 (2):90-111.
The Cognitive‐Developmental Approach to Morality: A Reply to Kurtines and Greif.John Broughton - 1978 - Journal of Moral Education 7 (2):81-96.
Cognitive Stages or Developmental Phases? A Critique of Kohlberg's Stage‐Structural Theory of Moral Reasoning.Don Locke - 1979 - Journal of Moral Education 8 (3):168-181.
Piaget, Moral Development and the Curriculum.R. A. Withers - 1982 - Journal of Moral Education 11 (3):159-166.
A New "Stairway to Moral Heaven"? A Systematic Reconstruction of Stages of Moral Thinking Based on a Piagetian "Logic" of Cognitive Development.Gerhard Minnameier - 2001 - Journal of Moral Education 30 (4):317-337.
Kohlberg and Piaget: Differences and Similarities.Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos - 1991 - Journal of Moral Education 20 (1):47-54.
Different Conceptions of Stage in Theories of Cognitive and Moral Development.Jan Boom - 1989 - Journal of Moral Education 18 (3):208-217.
Social Interaction and the Development of a Sense of Right and Wrong in Young Children.Lisa Kuhmerker - 1976 - Journal of Moral Education 5 (3):257-264.
The Sixth Stage of Moral Development.Elizabeth A. Morelli - 1978 - Journal of Moral Education 7 (2):97-108.
A High School with Intensive Education: Moral Atmosphere and Moral Reasoning.June Paradise Maul - 1980 - Journal of Moral Education 10 (1):9-17.
Rethinking the Origin of Morality and Moral Development. Alldredge - 2000 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 21 (1-2):105-128.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads7 ( #505,075 of 2,132,318 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #391,728 of 2,132,318 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.