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In this article, the writer maintains that Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development is a cornerstone of our understanding of moral development. The writer notes that in the tradition of Piaget, Kohlberg proposed that children form their ways of thinking--including their moral reasoning--through their experiences during development. Thus, the writer relates that moral development and reasoning is a function of the usual childhood development and lies well within the realm of psychology. The writer concludes that Kohlberg's theory of moral development is a strong extension of work already conducted by Jean Piaget on the developmental process. However, the writer claims that it is severely limited in its applicability as Kohlberg imagines incorrectly it can function as a universal guide for moral reasoning.
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- Crain, W.C. (1985). Theories of Development. Prentice-Hall. Pp. 118-136. Retrieved April 23, 2007, from http://faculty.plts.edu/gpence/html/kohlberg.htm
- Nucci, L. (2002). Moral development and moral education: an overview. Studies in Moral Development and Education. Retrieved April 23, 2007, from http://tigger.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/overview.html
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