ERIC Number: ED071762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Effects of Training on the Ethical Reasoning of Children. Final Report.
Jensen, Larry C.; Vance, Barbara
The project consisted of several independent sub-experiments focusing on factors that affect moral reasoning among young children. Preschool children, following brief training programs, reasoned more maturely about intentionality, punishment, sanctions following behavior, relativity, and immanent justice. Two methods of training were compared. In some cases children were more advanced or behaved differently than described by Piaget. Correlations between some of these measures including measures of parental attitudes were also computed. The findings were discussed in terms of the cognitive-developmental theories and a comprehension preference model proposed by the investigators. Recommendations for further research and programs to facilitate growth of children's moral reasoning were proposed. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.