ERIC Number: ED159513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Moral Development Stage Models--Uses and Abuses: Piaget's Advice to Human Service Personnel.
Lewis, Frank W.
The context of Hohlberg-prompted interest in moral development stage models is described. Some of Piaget's scattered comments about the use of stage models in studying and understanding moral development are presented and their implications exposed. While admitting the necessity and utility of such heuristic models, Piaget frequently urges caution regarding their ambiguity, arbitrariness, complexity, and limitations. These cautions about the use of stage development models in the investigation and in the evaluation of moral growth are recalled for the benefit of human service personnel who are enthusiastic about such models. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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