Moral Development in the Classroom Research Paper by Neatwriter

Moral Development in the Classroom
A look at the importance of moral development in the classroom.
# 62264 | 3,012 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 19, 2005 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Social Issues)

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Moral development in the classroom remains a crucial component of our nation's educational system. With occurrences such as the Columbine school shooting, continual reports on student teacher affairs, issues such as teen pregnancy, and drug abuse, it is no surprise that America feels that children are lacking moral development in the classroom. This paper explains that although critics may argue that moral development begins at home, moral development should coincide in the classroom, as well. It concludes that since students spend a huge portion of their day in a classroom environment, it only makes sense that classrooms promote morality and ethicality.
Moral Development
What is Morality Good For?
Three Classroom Settings
What Constitutes a Moral Environment?
What is meant by a Moral Child?
Philosophy of Morality
Virtue Ethics: Benefits and Drawbacks
What is Meant by Wrong?
Who has the Final Say in Morality?

From the Paper:

"What exactly is moral development? Well, basic human nature is naturally good. Human nature often leans toward the good in every situation and prefers the good to the bad, for the most part. Plato in his Symposium described his "Staircase of Love Theory," in which he formulated the notion that the notion that human beings are attracted to the good the same way the lover is attracted to the beloved. Just as physical limbs and mental and social capacities are developed, so is morality. Both individually and socially the human being matures his moral conscious and character (Reimer, 1979). "

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