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Education in the Moral Domain

Education in the Moral Domain


  • Date Published: June 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521655491

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  • This book brings together the results of 25 years of research on the domain theory of social cognitive development. On the basis of that research - which shows that morality is a domain distinct from other social values - the author provides concrete suggestions for creating a moral classroom climate, dealing with student discipline, and integrating moral values within the curriculum. Among questions addressed are: Is morality a set of rules we acquire like any other? Are there universal aspects to morality, or is it culture specific? Is there such a thing as moral character? How best can teachers make use of our knowledge about children's moral and social growth in their everyday classroom practices? Integrated answers to these questions result in a comprehensive approach that does not reduce moral education to a process of induction or inculcation, but rather harnesses children's intrinsic motivation to comprehend and master their social worlds.

    • This was the only comprehensive account of domain theory research
    • Contains a chapter on religious rules and morality that presents the only empirical exploration of whether morality and religious rules are conceptually and developmentally independent
    • Provides a research based developmental approach to moral education and an alternative to traditional approaches
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    'Nucci's work contributes positively to research on the theory and practice of human, moral development.' Choice

    'With Education in the Moral Domain, Nucci draws together 25 years of his research so clearly and helpfully that this is bound to become the first place to which students and practitioners are directed for an account of the domain approach to moral education.' Journal of Moral Education

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521655491
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Nature of Morality and the Development of Social Values:
    1. Morality and domains of social knowledge
    2. Morality and religious rules
    3. Morality and the personal domain
    4. Morality in context: issues of development
    5. Morality in context: issues of culture
    6. Morality and emotion
    7. Reconceptualizing moral character
    Part II. Classroom Applications:
    8. Creating a moral atmosphere
    9. Integrating values education into the curriculum: a domain approach
    10. Fostering the moral self
    Conclusion: keeping things in perspective
    Additional resources.

  • Author

    Larry P. Nucci, University of Illinois, Chicago

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