Moral Classrooms, Moral Children: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education

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Teachers College Press, 1994 - Education - 309 pages
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Extending the work of Jean Piaget, the authors provide a rationale for a sociomoral atmosphere in the early childhood classroom and describe the practical ways in which teachers can cultivate it.
 

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Contents

What Do We Mean by Moral Classrooms?
7
What Do We Mean by Moral Children?
28
How the Sociomoral Atmosphere Influences the
43
Establishing a Constructivist Sociomoral Atmosphere
58
Conflict and Its Resolution
79
Grouptime
104
Rule Making and Decision Making
125
Voting
145
CleanUp Time
218
Lunch Time
233
Nap TimeRest Time
243
Academics
250
The Difficult Child
264
The Sociomoral Atmosphere of the School
279
Appendix
293
Index
301

Social and Moral Discussions
162
Cooperative Alternatives to Discipline
178
Activity Time
192
About the Authors
309
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