The DIT and the 'Dark Side' of Development

Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):339-352 (2002)

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Bill Puka
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Effective moral education must address roadblocks in moral thinking, not merely urging moral development forward. Seen in a certain way, Kohlberg's moral stages plot a course of immoral judgement, marked by bias and manipulation, not a steady march toward justice. The Defining Issues Test bodes an even more useful glimpse into the nefarious, focused on ideological content and commitment. These may prove the greatest obstacles to moral growth and accord. We consider these prospects along with the promise of converting alleged DIT deficits into assets
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