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ERIC Number: ED273376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Values: Relations and Implications. Symposium V C.
De Wit, Jan; Keats, D. M.
Reported at a symposium generally concerned with values and adolescents are discussions of (1) socialization issues and the impact of values on adolescents, and (2) dimensions of Asian youths' confrontation with the problem of modernization. In the first study (by Jan de Witt), the conceptual shift in socialization research to a focus on authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglecting parenting styles is pointed out. With respect to the conceptual changes, two questions are raised. The first deals with the problem of cross-cultural validity of the outcomes of socialization research; the second refers to the effects of biases in models and concepts on thinking about development. Discussion of the ways developmental theories are constructed is based on Kohlberg's theory of the development of moral judgments. Concluding remarks focus on implications for developmental theory of Gilligan's (1982) identification of two types of moral language and on implications of the conceptual changes in relation to adolescent development in a changing culture. In the second study (by D.M. Keats of Australia), a list of characteristics of modernization is presented and supplemented by discussions of technology and values, effects of technological and cultural change on adolescents, and skills for coping with modernization. Concluding remarks concern curriculum revision, the introduction of personal development programs in high schools, and the provision of student counseling services as ways to help students cope. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia