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ERIC Number: ED108861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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The Relationship of Moral and Cognitive Modes of Thought in Second and Fifth Grade Children.
Mays, Eileen
The purpose of this study was to examine possible relationships between moral and cognitive development in second- and fifth-grade children. Sixty children were used in the study. Levels of cognitive development were evaluated using four learning tasks and moral development was assessed by presenting four conflicting situations to each subject for discussion purposes. Recorded personnel interviews were used for the purpose of evaluation. The outcome of this study tended to confirm the position taken by others that cognitive development parallels or precedes moral development in the process of intellectual growth. The data indicated that children at a higher level of cognitive development were either at a correspondingly higher level or at a lower level of moral development. The levels of moral development were not shown to advance significantly over the levels of cognitive development. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)