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ERIC Number: EJ1141000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
The Model of Transformational Change for Moral Action: A Conceptual Framework to Elevate Student Conduct Practice in Higher Education
Neumeister, James R.
Journal of College and Character, v18 n2 p97-111 2017
Higher education faces heightened scrutiny regarding student misconduct, but collegiate disciplinary processes often have minimal impact on students. Their ineffectiveness is partially attributable to the absence of a conceptual framework that guides conduct administration by linking theory, practice, and outcomes. This article presents a framework: the model of transformational change for moral action (MTC), which integrates moral development theory, the transtheoretical (stages of change) model, and transformational leadership. By aligning evidence-based practices, the MTC centers the developmental needs of students, harnesses dissonance to promote positive change, and ultimately converts student-offenders into moral actors and conduct officials into moral agents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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