ERIC Number: ED057005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Moral Education in the Schools. Some Practical Suggestions.
This document contains practical suggestions for moral education which, although tentative, are based to a considerable extent on classroom experimentation. There are three main sections. The first suggests a series of mini-courses to be incorporated in the school curriculum. It deals with personal and social values in general, human relations, decision making, human issues in the world today, and value theory, with a number of specific topics listed under each heading. The second chapter contains suggestions on teaching methodology and discusses three classification systems for moral assessment: 1) moral values, subdivided into interpersonal virtues and individual virtues; 2) moral components underlying a student's moral character; and 3) six moral stages through which students normally develop. These stages are simple authority orientation, simple independence orientation, limited conformity orientation, broad conformity orientation, process and contract orientation, and ultimate life goals orientation. The third chapter attempts to provide systematically a general theory of values through the consideration of moral diversity and moral relativism, the purpose of morality, moral and nonmoral values, the self and others, the favoring of an inner group, and the establishment of harmony between groups around the world. There is a brief bibliography. (MBM)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.