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ERIC Number: ED114782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 143
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A Content Analysis of Reading Textbooks in Terms of Moral Value.
Abercrombie, Charlotte Manning
In this study, reading textbooks were analyzed for moral content. From the findings of this analysis the extent of the use of Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development in the textbooks was determined. The greatest amount of attention in one series was given to the category of helpfulness, while little attention was given to the categories of self-reliance, changed behavior, or honesty. The frequency with which moral relevant categories related to the Kohlberg stages in this reading series was found to be greatest at stage three, followed in descending order of frequency at stages six, one, two, four, and five. The following conclusions emerged. The content of reading textbooks in terms of moral value has been found through this analysis to contain some moral relevant categories. All series were not the same, however. A second conclusion is that certain themes were used over and over again. A third conclusion was that there is a need for pedagogical designing to provide adequately for content of moral value. (Author/MKM)
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