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ERIC Number: EJ813633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Equipping Youth with Mature Moral Judgment
Gibbs, John C.
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v12 n3 p148-153 Fall 2003
To enhance the ability of youth to help peers and themselves, the author proposes specific training in mature social decision-making to help youth overcome immature moral development and egocentric thinking. The EQUIP program emphasizes the positive moral potential of anti-social adolescents, as well as the limitations of antisocial youth: limitations that made it hard for them to live up to their positive moral potential for helping one another and themselves. The author introduces the cognitive-developmental theory of sociomoral development and delay, briefly reviews sociomoral-cognitive programs that have attempted to remediate this delay, and outlines the EQUIP program's procedure for remediating this typical limitation of antisocial youths. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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