School of Education

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Winter 1992


Moral or character education has settled mainly into two distinct and opposing 'camps' of thought and application: the conventional-behaviourist and the developmental-cognitive. The author introduces a third perspective based on a perceptual-experiential model. Here, young people construct their moral reality through a curriculum of stage-appropriate sensory challenges. This new perspective finds support in a variety of theoretical and clinical works. Implications and applications of this model are discussed.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Moral Education, v. 21, issue 1 (Winter 1992), available online:



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