January 26, 2011
The Moral Development of Children with Professor Ernest Washington
Professor Washington conducted a conversation about how children develop a sense of right and wrong. He and others have been exploring the bio-social origins of moral behavior, as well the genesis of moral behavior in the cultural forms to which children are exposed. Moral development does not just happen. Sometimes referred to as “character education, much of what happens at The CEJJES Institute by implication falls into this domain. We study our culture and our history not simply to celebrate these achievements but to learn about how our people have struggled through history to be both human and humane beings.