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NCJ Number: 119235 Find in a Library
Title: Moral Education and Character
Author(s): I Pritchard
Corporate Author: US Dept of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20208
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes some of the ideas and recommendations voiced by participants at a 1987 conference convened by the United States Department of Education that focused on issues and research questions related to moral education and the development of good character.
Abstract: Participants came from such disciplines as history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, literature, and education. Their discussions focused on the nature of moral education, the history of moral education in the United States, the place of religion in moral education at school, the relationship between a school's moral climate, and moral education. Participants also discussed who should teach moral education, whether everyone needs to agree about what is moral, whether a specific curriculum exists for moral education, and what research can contribute to the subject.
Main Term(s): Moral development
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Education; Youth development
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