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ERIC Number: ED121733
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 13
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Moral Behavior of Children Participating in Competitive Athletics.
Chissom, Brad S.
Eight to twelve year old children are at an ideal age in terms of influencing moral development because of the cognitive and social changes they go through at this stage. Their interest in group activities makes team sports attractive. It is important to determine whether competition in athletic programs detracts from moral behavior. If it does, then those who run athletic programs, whether in schools or community agencies, need to be educated to develop better ways of influencing moral behavior. Parents must participate as well because it will be difficult to rectify some of the problems created by the "win-at-all-costs" attitude if parents' attitudes do not change. Although much research has been done on moral development in children, particularly by Kohlberg and Piaget, little research has been done on moral education and athletic competition. Nor do we know whether moral education programs would be successful. Nevertheless, change is clearly needed to correct the current situation in which competition and moral behavior are seen as antithetical. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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