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Kohlbergian Contributions to Educational Programs for the Moral Development of Professionals
Educational Psychology Review (1999)
  • Michael Pritchard, Western Michigan University
Abstract
This paper discusses the contributions of Lawrence Kohlberg to the teaching of professional ethics. While rejecting Kohlberg's view that the most advanced stages of moral development must embrace utilitarian or Kantian principles, it agrees with Rest and others that postconventional reasoning is essential for professional ethics. However, it raises questions about how differentiations between conventional and postconventional reasoning can reliably be made. Finally, it suggests areas of psychological research other than moral reasoning that would contribute to the teaching of professional ethics.
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Publication Date
1999
Citation Information
Michael Pritchard. "Kohlbergian Contributions to Educational Programs for the Moral Development of Professionals" Educational Psychology Review Vol. 11 Iss. 4 (1999) p. 395 - 409
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-pritchard/41/