Moral Development and Gender Roles
Examines L. Kohlberg's six stages of moral development and discusses how a teacher can address the issues that surround gender bias in the classroom.
# 59680 | 1,604 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 |
Published on Jun 27, 2005 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Development Studies) , Education (Social Issues) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies)
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This paper is an analysis and brief review of L. Kohlberg's six stages of moral development which include punishment and obedience orientation; individualism, instrumental purpose and exchange; mutual interpersonal expectations, relationships, and interpersonal conformity; social system and conscience; social contract or utility; and individual rights and universal ethical principals. In addition to the stages of moral development, this paper presents suggestions on how teachers can avoid bias, especially gender bias, in the classroom.
From the Paper:"Lastly, there is level 3, stage 6; the universal ethical principles orientation which also occurs in the stage of adolescence. Here the individual is searching for and in turn living in a way that is consistent with the deepest set of moral principles possible. Adolescents who reason in this way assume personal responsibility for their own actions on the basis of fundamental and universal principles, such as justice and basic respect for persons (Kohlberg, 1978: Kohlberg et al. , 1990). These ethnical principles are part of an articulated, integrated, carefully thought-out, and consistently followed system of values and principles (Bee, 2002)."
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