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Moral Development : 1


This review looks at the way one aspect of a child's approach to right and wrong, namely, his moral thinking or judgement, varies as he gets older. Moral development here is viewed mainly from one theoretical viewpoint, which stresses the idea that new ways of moral thinking develop from within, and are based on the child's active reorganization of his experience. This perspective is usually called 'cognitive-developmental'; it was first presented by John Dewey, but later developed in depth, notably by two psychologists, Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg.

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