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MORAL COGNITION IN CHILDREN: AN EXAMINATION OF THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF SCHOOL DIDACTIC PHILOSOPHIES.

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effects that Montessori and public school environments have on the moral cognition of children and to assess the differences using modified moral dilemma stories. Through the analysis of these children's responses on moral dilemma stories this thesis reveals that there are stark and statistically significant differences in the children's responses on two of the three stories. The Montessori children scored higher on the morality level and the answers reflected altruism over authority on story one and story three. Through these results the researcher surmised that school environment can have an impact on moral cognition of children and that further research needs to be done in this field.
Title: MORAL COGNITION IN CHILDREN: AN EXAMINATION OF THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF SCHOOL DIDACTIC PHILOSOPHIES.
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Name(s): Shah, Smit, Author
Sims, Valerie, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effects that Montessori and public school environments have on the moral cognition of children and to assess the differences using modified moral dilemma stories. Through the analysis of these children's responses on moral dilemma stories this thesis reveals that there are stark and statistically significant differences in the children's responses on two of the three stories. The Montessori children scored higher on the morality level and the answers reflected altruism over authority on story one and story three. Through these results the researcher surmised that school environment can have an impact on moral cognition of children and that further research needs to be done in this field.
Identifier: CFH0004075 (IID), ucf:44810 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-08-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Undergraduate
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Subject(s): Morality
Children
Education
Montessori
Public Schools
Moral Development
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004075
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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