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ERIC Number: ED178457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Developmental Theorists' Approach to Moral/Citizenship Education.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The document presents a paper outlining moral education as a focus for developmental education. Three critiques of the paper are also presented. Developmental theorists believe that the individual's moral judgment progresses through a series of irreversible stages. The educational objective is to assist or stimulate stage-by-stage progression of the individual's moral growth. The paper also presents an analysis of current public school developmental programs. The conclusion is that under conditions of significant role taking and a balance between experiential learning and intellectual inquiry, pupils achieve positive levels of moral, values, and psychological development. The document presents recommendations to stimulate in-class applications of developmental programs. The first critique offers recommendations for developmental moral education based on seven areas of concern. The second critique argues that developmental educators have not worked through some central tenets crucial to an effective program in citizenship education. The final critique raises the question of whether developmental theory can be subject to the same criticism that the authors propose about other theories. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Developmental Programs, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Moral Values, Speeches
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 131-134; Paper presented at Moral/Citizenship Education Conference (Philadelphia, PA, June 4-6, 1976)