ERIC Number: ED105395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-16
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Books to Promote Moral Development.
Edwards, Audrey T.
This paper presents some theoretical background and practical guidelines for the teacher choosing literature concerned with human values. Kohlberg's theory of moral development, which postulates seven stages of development, is described, and a discussion on how literature can be used to further moral development at each stage is presented. Evaluation techniques discussed include assessing the level of moral development of both the audience and the literary characters. Samples of effective literature are also presented. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)