ERIC Number: ED111717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Moral Development. Proceedings of the 1974 ETS Invitational Conference.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The proceedings of the 1974 Educational Testing Service Invitational Conference on Moral Development are included in this document. Six presentations cover a wide range of topics concerning the nature of moral development, the predominant educational philosophies in the schools, the distinctions between cognitive understanding of moral dilemmas and actual conduct, the issues of measurement in the study of moral development, and the choice of criteria for validating theories and techniques. The presentation by Irving Kristol calls for restoration of authority within major social institutions, especially the schools. Martin Trow stresses the moral issue of understanding negative evidence in the search for truth and discovery within universities. Murray Schwartz discusses moral dilemmas confronting lawyers and their professional education. Gunnar Myrdal reviews shortcomings of educational systems in underdeveloped countries. Jane Loevinger presents a critical analysis of three competing models of moral development and their implications for measuring moral maturity. The last presentation by Wilson Riles reviews the role of the schools in moral development during the past 50 years. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Lawyers, Moral Development, Moral Values, School Role
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Proceedings of the Invitational Conference of the Educational Testing Service (35th, New York, New York, November 2, 1974)