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ERIC Number: ED138519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Moral Development and Education. Professional Education Series.
Forisha, Bill E.; Forisha, Barbara E.
Problems of providing effective training for moral development are discussed. Intended for teachers, parents, and education students, the book lends itself easily to application in the classroom. The book is presented in three sections. Section I provides a historical and philosophical perspective on the need for moral education and on basic questions concerning human nature. Topics discussed include the legacy of John Dewey, approaches to moral education, philosophical assumptions and comparative approaches to moral development, such as the psychoanalytical, behavioral, humanistic, and developmental schools of thought. Section II describes four contemporary approaches to moral education: (1) the cognitive-developmental approach of Lawrence Kohlberg; (2) individual psychology as developed by Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs; (3) the organismic approach of Carl Rogers; and (4) the behavioral approach, which stresses modeling and reinforcement of moral behavior. Implications for classroom education, training for teachers and parents, and community activities associated with each approach are specified. Section III discusses the practical application of values clarification in the classroom. Suggestions for further reading are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Child Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Guidance Objectives, Human Development, Individual Development, Literature Reviews, Moral Development, Moral Values, Public Education, Values
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Professional Educators Publications, Inc., Lincoln, NE.