ERIC Number: ED386618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
The Concept of Intellectual Character and Its Connection to Moral Character.
The connection between sustained high-level critical and creative thought and positive disposition is explored in this paper. The purpose of the paper is three fold: (1) to present the main ideas behind a dispositional conception of thinking; (2) to discuss research on this topic; and (3) to demonstrate the relationship between high-level thinking and moral character, with an eye towards better education. Toward these aims, the elements of disposition and their relationship to moral character are addressed. Intellectual and dispositional stereotypes are discussed as well. Results showed that research on thinking skills and moral development can be used to provide students with a better academic education. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).