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ERIC Number: ED506036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-11
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Rating Ethical Content-Short Form (RECS)
Gomberg, Anna; Orlova, Darya; Matthews, Amanda; Narvaez, Darcia
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education (Dana Point, CA, Nov 11, 2004)
The "Rating Ethical Content Scale" ("RECS") judges the content of stories for positive content, based on the Four Process model of ethical behavior: ethical sensitivity, ethical judgment, ethical focus and ethical action (Rest, 1983; Narvaez, & Rest, 1995). For example, a story with Ethical Sensitivity has evidence of concern for others and awareness of the consequences of one's actions. A story with an Ethical Focus addresses the ethical demand in the situation: prioritizing ethical goals and responsibilities over personal ones. A story with Ethical Judgment shows characters deliberating about ethical choices. A story with Ethical Action has a character who perseveres to attempt or complete an ethical behavior. RECS can be used to develop a rating database of children's films and stories. It can also be used in the classroom to develop media literacy. We present the RECS-Short Form, used for rating young children's media. We measured test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Both were good. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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