Nice Is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development / Edition 1

Nice Is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development / Edition 1

by Larry Nucci
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131886517

ISBN-13: 2900131886512

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Written by a leading U.S. figure in the field of moral development, Larry Nucci's Nice Is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development is the only text of its kind. Highly readable, this research-based approach to applying developmental psychology to moral education is filled with practical information on how to integrate the newest research on students' social and

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Written by a leading U.S. figure in the field of moral development, Larry Nucci's Nice Is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development is the only text of its kind. Highly readable, this research-based approach to applying developmental psychology to moral education is filled with practical information on how to integrate the newest research on students' social and moral development into everyday classroom practices. The author provides an overview of how children's concepts of morality form a dimension distinct from social convention and religious norms, presenting a nonarbitrary basis for moral education that respects cultural and religious orientations. The chapters illustrate how to integrate moral education into classroom management practices and the regular academic curriculum. Filled with examples of authentic lesson plans based on social studies, literacy, the sciences, art, and math for elementary, middle school, and high school students, this unique and practical text conveys a more accurate account of moral and social development, especially in adolescence.

Exceptional and distinct, this supplemental text for helping educators facilitate moral and social development in the students in their classrooms should be an essential resource on every teacher's bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131886512
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Moral and Social Development     5
Defining the Moral Domain     7
Morality and Social Convention     8
Research Evidence     10
Morality and Religious Norms     11
Findings with Catholics     12
Findings with Jews and Non-Catholics     13
Summary of Findings on Morality and Religion     16
The Personal Domain     16
The Social Experiential Origins of Children's Morality     18
Children's Responses to Moral and Conventional Transgressions     18
Adult Responses to Moral and Social Conventional Transgressions     20
Social Interactions and the Personal Domain     20
Summary     22
Moral Complexity     23
Domain Overlap     23
Informational Assumptions     24
Summary     25
The Development of Morality, Convention, and the Personal     27
Age-Related Changes in the Personal Domain     28
Early Elementary     29
Middle Elementary     30
Middle School     31
High School     32
Developmental Dynamics Between the Personal and Conventional Domains     33
TheDevelopment of Concepts of Social Convention     34
Early Elementary (Level I, Grades K-2): Convention as Reflecting Observed Social Regularities     35
Middle Elementary (Level II, Grades 3-4): Negation of Convention as Empirical Regularity     37
Middle Elementary (Level III, Grades 5-6): Affirmation of Convention as Authority-Based Rules for Social Order; Early Concrete Conception of Social System     38
Middle School (Level IV, Grades 6-8): Negation of Convention as Part of a Rule System; Conventions Simply the Dictates of Authority     39
High School: Affirmation of Convention as Mediated by Social System; Conventions as Constituent Elements of Society     40
The Development of Concepts of Morality in Childhood and Adolescence     43
The Development of Distributive Justice/Fairness     43
The Development of Concepts of Harm and Welfare     46
Summary of Findings on Moral Development     50
Development and Cross-Domain Interactions     50
Summary     51
Social Life in Schools and Classrooms: Establishing the Foundation for Moral Development     53
Schools and Classrooms as Moral Institutions: Rules, Norms, and Procedures     55
Children's Concepts About School Rules     56
Rules and Morality     56
Classroom Social Conventions      57
Teacher Authority and Domain Appropriate Responses to Rule Violations     63
Summary     66
Facilitating Moral Development Through School Climate and Developmental Discipline     67
Establishing a Moral Atmosphere     67
Moral Development and Emotion     67
Moral Development and the Social-Emotional Climate     70
Facilitating Moral and Social Development Through Discipline     74
Facilitating Moral Development Through Social Problem Solving     75
Facilitating Social Development Through the Judicious Use of Consequences     81
Summary     85
Facilitating Moral Development Through the Academic Curriculum     87
Using the Academic Curriculum for Moral Development: The Basics     91
Goals     92
Basic Principles     94
Putting This Into Practice     98
Lesson Formats     98
Identifying and Categorizing Issues by Domain     100
Structuring Effective Developmental Discussions     102
Communicative Discourse: Nine Rules for Having a Good Discussion     103
Transactive Discussion     103
Communicative Discourse     104
Preparing Students to Engage in Productive Discussion     105
Common Questions for Setting Up Discussions     107
Summary     109
Using the Academic Curriculum for Moral and Social Development in the Elementary Grades (K-5)     111
Morality     112
The Primary Grades (Kindergarten-Grade 2)     112
The Middle Elementary Grades (Grade 3-Grade 5)     114
Social Convention     121
The Primary Grades (Kindergarten-Grade 2)     121
The Middle Elementary Grades (Grade 3-Grade 5)     121
The Personal     123
The Primary Grades (Kindergarten-Grade 2)     123
Mixed Domain Issues: Conventional-Moral     125
Using the Academic Curriculum for Moral and Social Development in Middle School Grades (6-8)     131
Morality     132
Social Studies     132
Mathematics     136
Social Convention     140
Social Studies     140
Personal     148
Literature/English     148
Using the Academic Curriculum for Moral and Social Development in High School     155
Morality     156
Mathematics     156
Sciences     158
Social Convention     161
Visual Arts     161
Personal Domain      163
American Literature     164
Combining Morality with Convention and the Personal (Fostering Domain Coordination)     165
American Literature/English     166
Social Studies: American History     173
Social Studies: American History     175
Expanding the Lesson: Service Learning, "Fair Trade"     179
Closing Thoughts     183
References     185
Name Index     195
Subject Index     199

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