Handbook of Moral and Character Education by Larry Nucci
(Educational Psychology Handbook)

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There is widespread agreement that schools should contribute to students’ moral development and character formation. Currently 80% of states have mandates regarding character education. This apparent support for moral education, however, masks a high degree of controversy surrounding the meaning and the methods of moral and/or character education. The purpose of this Handbook is to replace the ideological rhetoric that infects this field with a comprehensive, research-oriented volume that includes the extensive changes that have occurred over the last fifteen years. Coverage includes the latest applications of developmental and cognitive psychology to moral and character education from preschool to college settings.


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University of Illinois Darcia Narvaez is an associate professor in psychology, specializing in moral development and character education, at the University of Notre Dame and directs the university's Center for Ethical Education. She is co-editor of Moral Development in the Professions: Psychology and Applied Ethics (with James Rest) and co-author or co-editor of the award-winning books Postconventional Moral Thinking: A Neo-Kohlbergian Approach (with James Rest, Muriel Bebeau, and Stephen Thoma) and Moral Development, Self, and Identity (with Daniel Lapsley). Narvaez was the leader of the design team for the Minnesota Community Voices and Character Education Project. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Psychology and the Journal of Moral Education.
Published April 30, 2008 by Routledge. 652 pages
Genres: Education & Reference.

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