The Moral Life of Children

The Moral Life of Children

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In this searching, vivid inquiry Robert Coles shows how children struggle with questions of moral choice. Bringing to life the voices of children from a rich diversity of backgrounds, he explores their reactions to movies and stories, their moral conduct, their conversations and relationships with friends and family, and their anxieties about themselves and the fate of the world. Whether they are from the poorest classes of Rio de Janeiro or middle-class America, these children lead lives of intense moral awareness.WHEN my wife and I began our studies of southern children in i960, we found that the television sets in the homes we visited got in our way. ... Much later, when Iwas a fairly familiarpart of her familyscene, thechild told me: a€œBefore she losther job, my momma used to work inahome in the GardenDistrict, and she ... Still, my psychiatricduty wasto direct attentionto the life in question, rather thanthe film.

Title:The Moral Life of Children
Author:Robert Coles
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01


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