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ERIC Number: EJ978250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Moral Development and Student Motivation in Moral Education: A Singapore Study
Koh, Caroline
Australian Journal of Education, v56 n1 p83-101 Apr 2012
Recent world events such as the threat of terrorism and the global economic crises have rekindled an interest in ethics and values education. This study, conducted in Singapore, combines a Kohlbergian approach to the assessment of moral judgement with a framework based on the self-determination theory to assess the motivational regulations of adolescent students towards civics and moral education (CME). The findings show that the Singaporean students' development of moral reasoning follows the trend prescribed for their age groups in Kohlberg's theory. With regard to their motivation in CME, students showed a moderate degree of autonomous motivation, although the correlations between moral development stage and motivation in CME were low. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore