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Bridging Research and Practice: Moral Development in Infant and Toddler Classrooms

by Terri Jo Swim
September/October 2019
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Bridging Research and Practice: Moral Development in Infant and Toddler Classrooms

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Learning how to behave with peers in a group setting is a challenging lifelong task that continues to perplex many adults. With the ever-increasing need for both mothers and fathers to work outside of the home, the demand for infant and toddler care continues to increase as well. What does this mean for supporting moral development of very young children? Do professional educators have different requirements for supporting moral development now than in the past, and does moral education begin earlier than previously thought? The answers to these questions depend on the theoretical approach you take when thinking about moral development. This article will explore moral development from a care perspective (Noddings, 2002) to better understand ...

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