You have learned about major concepts and milestones relating to affective and social development in
You have learned about major concepts and milestones relating to affective and social development in middle childhood
Part two: Discussion: in Children (1 page)
This week, you learned about two different approaches to moral development in middle childhood: Kohlberg’s stages of moral reasoning and Gilligan’s. In addition, you gained insight into the dynamics of peer relations during middle childhood, including how and why antisocial behavior, including bullying, occurs. In this Discussion, you will consider which model of moral development is most accurate, as well as if and how moral development should be addressed in schools. Reflect on the following:
Of the two models of moral development presented, which do you think most accurately accounts for the way that morality develops during middle childhood? Why?
Keeping in mind your chosen model, what are your thoughts on the effectiveness of character education? Do you think your chosen model lends itself to explicit instruction in a school setting? Why or why not?
Considering the limited budget and time resources faced by many school districts, do you think that character education programs should be a priority in schools? Do you think they effectively help curtail bullying and promote positive peer relationships during middle childhood? Or is that wishful thinking? Explain your stance.
With these thoughts in mind, follow the instructions below to post your response to this Discussion topic.
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