April 14, 2009
Promoting Students' Moral Development Is Devilishly Tricky, Studies Suggest
The room grew unbearably hot as researchers gathered to discuss the moral development of students. The blame fell on an air-conditioning glitch, but, based on what the presenters said, it seemed equally possible that Old Scratch himself was on hand, listening intently while cracking a knowing smile.
Several studies presented here Monday at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference—and one scheduled to be discussed later this week—suggest that the