ERIC Number: ED116377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Reasoning, Moral Judgment, and Moral Conduct of the Congenitally Blind. Final Report.
Stephens, Beth; Simpkins, Katherine
The performance of 75 congenitally blind and 75 sighted subjects (6- to 18-years-old) was compared on 32 Piagetian measures of reasoning, moral judgment, and moral conduct. Among major findings were that blind Ss did not achieve the reasoning processes characteristic of concrete operational thought with the facility or completion that would be expected for persons of their age and IQ (an average delay of 8 years was noted) and that few significant differences occurred between the blind and sighted groups on measures of moral judgment and moral conduct. Deficiencies found in the reasoning of blind Ss indicated a need to provide these persons with opportunities to interact and reason in ongoing situations. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.