ERIC Number: ED171616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Moral Growth: From Piaget to Kohlberg.
Hersh, Richard H.; And Others
Written for the classroom teacher, this book examines the relationship of Lawrence Kohlberg's psychological theories to educational practice and articulates a sequence of steps necessary to understand the role of the moral educator. Part I discusses educational psychologist Jean Piaget's six stages of moral development. It also examines Kohlberg's perception of the development of moral judgment and his theories of moral development and moral education. Part II discusses educational practice. Emphasis is on how to use many strategies to promote moral development, how to create a moral development curriculum out of existing content and school life, and how to use the "just community" approach in organizing structure and process for schooling. Three themes provide the focus for discussion: 1) that moral issues are a part of all educational experience; 2) that once teachers decide to include the moral domain as part of classroom inquiry, their own moral awareness is deepened; and 3) that the process of becoming a moral educator is an integrative one in which a teacher's own goals, style, and competence are meshed with Kohlberg's theory. (KC)
Descriptors: Books, Conceptual Schemes, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Experimental Schools, Guidelines, Learning Theories, Moral Development, Nontraditional Education, Psychology, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Values
Longman Inc., 19 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036 ($6.95 paper bound)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Longman, Inc., New York, NY.