Moral Development

Education and Identity
Chickering, Arthur W. and Reisser L. Education and Identity. Jossey-Bass; 1993.Abstract

A current theoretical context for student development -- Developing competence -- Managing emotions -- Moving through autonomy toward interdependence -- Developing mature interpersonal relationships -- Establishing identity -- Developing purpose -- Developing integrity -- Clear and consistent institutional objectives -- Institutional size -- Student-faculty relationships -- Curriculum -- Teaching -- Friendships and student communities -- Student development programs and services -- Creating educationally powerful environments.

The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling
Damon W. The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling. Free Press; 2008.Abstract

Drawing on the revelatory results of a landmark study, William Damon--one of the country's leading writers on the lives of young eoeple, who book Greater Expecations won hte Parents' Choice Award--brilliantly investigates the most pressing issue in hthe lives of youth today: why so many young people are "failing to launch." Damon offers compelling portraits of young people who are thriving and identifies the nine key factors that have made the difference for them, presenting simple but powerful methods that parents and all adults can and must employ in order to cultivate that energized sense of purpose in young people that will launch them on the path to a deeply satisfying and productive life.