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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 27, Number 7

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Editor’s Introduction: Moral context and moral self

    Fritz Oser

    pp. 535-537

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  2. Character development and self-esteem: Psychological foundations and educational implications

    F Clark Power & Vladimir T Khmelkov

    Character refers to the specifically moral dimension of the self. The formation of character involves a self-evaluation process in which individuals compare their description of themselves as they ... More

    pp. 539-551

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  3. The dimensions and measurement of school culture: Understanding school culture as the basis for school reform

    Ann Higgins-D’Alessandro & Devyani Sadh

    The current focus on the idea that schools should be communities rather than only educational institutions is just beginnning to generate research. This chapter considers community as an expression... More

    pp. 553-569

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  4. Enhancing students’s social and ethical development in schools: An intervention program and its effects

    Marilyn Watson, Victor Battistich & Daniel Solomon

    This chapter describes effects on students social and ethical attitudes and behaviors of a comprehensive elementary school program that was implemented in 12 elementary schools in six school... More

    pp. 571-586

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  5. The development of moral understanding and moral motivation

    Gertrud Nunner-Winkler

    The purpose of the study was to gain a greater understanding of moral understanding by differentiating moral understanding from moral motivation. Moral understanding was assessed by presenting... More

    pp. 587-603

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  6. Vocational training and moral judgement: are there gender-specific traits among apprentices in commercial business?

    Sigrid Luedecke, Andrea Zirkel & Klaus Beck

    Since Carol Gilligan (1982) presented her conception of “two morals”, several empirical studies have been carried out to verify her assumption that the moral reasoning of men and women... More

    pp. 605-617

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  7. The influence of models in forming moral identity

    Anton A Bucher

    Examples are an important element of traditional education. Though the examples chosen by children and adolescents are often identified as central themes in their development (especially the... More

    pp. 619-627

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  8. Erik Erikson’s value orientation stages: A longitudinal study of ethical identity development among kibbutz adolescents

    Tracy Nunley & John Snarey

    This study examined ethical development among kibbutz adolescents from the perspective of Erik Erikson’s model of value orientation stages. The purpose was threefold: to examine the longitudinal... More

    pp. 629-641

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