ERIC Number: ED366258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-10
Ethical Development during the College Years: Theory and Normative Implications for Practice.
This paper discusses moral development as an integral part of the educational process and development of college students. The paper's first section places the concept of development within a network of meaning that indicates "ethical development" to be redundant; i.e., if something enhances development, it is ethical, and if it is ethical, it enhances development. The second section proposes hypotheses for using the cognitive-development framework to encourage morality in students; however, these hypotheses indicate the manner in which behavioral-reinforcement theories and value clarification approaches can be in unity with the cognitive-development approach, rather than opposed to, or separate from it. The third section reviews previous studies in the ethical development of college students, and uses them to illustrate the ideas in sections one and two of this paper. (Contains 60 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education: Democratic Culture: Ethics, Education, and Community (14th, Newport Beach, CA, November 10, 1989).