ERIC Number: ED165999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship of Moral and Cognitive Development in Two Cultures and the Implications for Science Teaching.
Kishta, Mohammed A.; Mays, Eileen M.
Sixty subjects were identified from two grade levels (second and fifth), in elementary schools in Iowa and in Jordan. Cognitive and moral judgment tasks were administered to each subject. The cognitive tasks measured conservation, class inclusion, multiplicative classification, and spatial perception. The moral judgment tasks presented situations related to reciprocity, values, and perspective of viewpoints. Significant differences were found in the following relationships: the relationship of cognitive development between second- and fifth-grade subjects within each culture and between cultures, the relationship of moral development between second- and fifth-grade subjects within each culture and between the cultures, and the relationship of moral and cognitive development within and between the cultures. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A