Evaluating the Behaviors in the Educators School in Terms of Kohlberg's Moral Environment Development Theory

Süleyman Göksoy *

Educational Sciences, Educational Administration and Supervision, Faculty of Education, University of Düzce, 81600, Düzce, Turkey.

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In the study, it was aimed to understand the foundations of the moral reasons (moral judgments) of educators (school administrators, teachers and other educators) attitudes and behaviors in educational environments. The research was conducted in line with the qualitative research approach. Phenomenology design was used in the study. In order to understand the reasons underlying the moral thoughts / judgments of the educators, it was tried to obtain data by asking semi-structured interview questions. According to the educators who participated in the research, it is important for educators that the correct behavior in school environments is not to comply with rules supported by punishment and punishment, that it is not to take actions that meet their own interests and needs, that there are no behaviors that please others, that are not appreciated by others, laws and rules should not be accepted without question, that what is mutual interest is not self-centered, that they can criticize social rules by considering them relative, that concepts such as human rights and freedom have an important place in my system of values, that the right behavior is a behavior that is in accordance with the principles that have been examined and accepted by the society by considering human rights and the benefit of society. It is appropriate behavior (which includes universal justice, human rights, equality and respect for human beings).

Keywords: Morality, behavior, school, educator

How to Cite

Göksoy, S. (2023). Evaluating the Behaviors in the Educators School in Terms of Kohlberg’s Moral Environment Development Theory. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 36(1), 43–52. https://doi.org/10.9734/jesbs/2023/v36i11202


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