Moral Development in Christian Higher Education

Volume
Volume 16
Issue
Winter 1988
Title
Moral Development in Christian Higher Education
Abstract

Recent research concerning the moral development of evangelical college and seminary students utilizing Kohlberg'€™s stage theory was examined. Biblical parallels to moral development theory were noted and briefly explored. Various explanations for evangelical students'€™ lower than expected scores on moral development tests were considered including such factors as lack of reflection regarding the content of the faith as well as application of biblical principles, weaknesses in the evangelical educational process including the absence of cognitive disequilibrium, evangelical orientation toward biblical care and concern as well as toward justice, and the manner in which an institution'€™s standards of conduct are communicated to students.

Author
Dr. D.H. Dirks
Pages
324 - 331
Price
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