Moral education as a part of the study of children's literature : an inservice model and case study

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Sandra Lee Gupton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: The purposes of this dissertation were to explore the possibilities of approaching moral education as one aspect of children's literature and to design a model of inservice education for alternative means of providing for students' moral education in the school context. The research method is primarily a type of phenomenological inquiry that employs a variety of evaluative data-gathering techniques. The first two chapters describe the background and complexity of children's literature, moral education, and the relationship of the two areas. The third chapter details a model of inservice education to respond to teachers' needs in attempting to provide for moral education as a deliberate part of the school's agency. The fourth chapter is an account of a case-study seminar based on the study's model of inservice education. The fifth chapter discusses conclusions, implications, and new questions resulting from the study.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Children's literature $x Moral and ethical aspects
Moral education (Elementary)

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