ERIC Number: ED394701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Self in Culture: Confusions of a Broad-Minded Constructivist.
Kahn, Peter H., Jr.
This essay emphasizes a need for broad-minded constructivism which posits that individuals have coherent ways of understanding their world and that these understandings are structured and hierarchically organized. The meaning behind the term "co-construction," used in psychology, anthropology, sociology, and other disciplines, is analyzed. Three strategies for analyzing universal characteristics of moral development are outlined: (1) separating metaphysical assumptions from moral reasoning; (2) assessing the responses of all participants; and (3) separating, then integrating analyses of differing moral conceptions. The paper distinguishes between children's obligatory and discretionary moral judgments. (Contains 32 references.) (BGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: DeVries (Rheta); Social Learning Theory; Vygotsky (Lev S)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).