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ERIC Number: EJ1153198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Youth Purpose Worldwide: A Tapestry of Possibilities
Moran, Seana
Journal of Moral Education, v46 n3 p231-244 2017
Interest in youth purpose is growing among scholars around the world. With globalization, better understanding of life purposes in different countries becomes more important as this generation's youth are influenced by ideas and events anywhere. This special issue contributes to this inclusive, worldwide frame of mind by showcasing work done outside the US on the development, functioning and moral import of purposes as personal "threads" intertwined that contribute to a global "tapestry." This introduction provides frameworks for thinking about the articles that follow, including: (1) the constructs and characteristics that different countries associate with purpose; (2) reciprocal and mutually reinforcing interactions of cultures' values, norms, institutions and morals as sources of purpose with purpose-pursuing individuals' perceptions of opportunities to act for shared benefit; (3) cultures' contributions to whether and how purpose contributes to youths' development of moral momentum in their lives.
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Language: English
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