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ERIC Number: ED421667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 14
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Kohlberg's Moral Development Model: Cohort Influences on Validity.
Bechtel, Ashleah
An overview of Kohlberg's theory of moral development is presented; three interviews regarding the theory are reported, and the author's own moral development is compared to the model; finally, a critique of the theory is addressed along with recommendations for future enhancement. Lawrence Kohlberg's model of moral development, also referred to as moral reasoning theory, is outlined. Three phases of moral development are listed with the six stages and their developmental significance. In order to validate or invalidate the Kohlbergian theory of moral development, the author surveyed three individuals whose demographics span the spectrum of gender, race, socioeconomic status, and life experiences. Interviewees were asked to place statements derived from the theory in order and provide examples of their own moral development. They also responded to several additional questions. A synopsis of each interview is presented. Findings suggest that there is definitely a launching point for moral reasoning, but the progression is not always linear or uniform. Additional findings and future directions are discussed. The interview questions are appended. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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