ERIC Number: EJ881703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Reference Count: 47
Levels of Moralisation: A New Conception of Moral Sensitivity
Lovett, Benjamin J.; Jordan, Alexander H.
Journal of Moral Education, v39 n2 p175-189 Jun 2010
Moral sensitivity has generally been interpreted in a normative sense, as the ability to notice moral features present in a situation. This paper outlines an alternative, descriptive conception of moral sensitivity: the levels of moralisation model. This model describes four qualitatively distinct levels at which a preference can be held: no moralisation; moralisation for the self; moralisation for others; and public expression of moralisation. Empirical research supporting the existence of these levels as well as processes that move a preference across the levels are discussed. In addition, the practical utility of the model is demonstrated with regard to moral education and conflict resolution programs.
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Values, Conflict Resolution, Models, Positive Reinforcement, Moral Development, Vignettes, Evaluation
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