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The teacher's role in building the moral autonomy of the students: how they think and what they do

Grant number: 13/24363-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Human Development Psychology
Principal Investigator:Rita Melissa Lepre
Grantee:Lilian Thiago Montanha
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


The process of teaching and learning thought through formal schooling involves some important dimensions such as technical, human and political. It is a fact that school has been working the technical dimension and of content some way throughout the years. However, the political and human dimensions do not appear so clearly in the pedagogical process and even less in the performances of teachers. In this research, we intend to search what elementary school teachers think and do with regard to ethics and moral formation of students. For this purpose we will have the theoretical studies of Jean Piaget (1932) and Lawrence Kohlberg (1992), on the development of judgment and moral reasoning, and studies that deal with the construction of value. The method adopted will be the ethnographic, with participation of the researcher in everyday life of the schools surveyed and conducting observations and interviews with the participating teachers. We hope to undertake this study can contribute in some measure to the defense of a integral education that is worth of the human and political dimensions, beyond the technical, in search of a truly just and democratic society.

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MONTANHA, Lilian Thiago. O papel dos professores na construção da autonomia moral dos alunos: como pensam e o que fazem. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Assis Assis.

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