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Journal:   JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES (J.C.S.)   WINTER 2008 , Volume 2 , Number 7; Page(s) 37 To 59.
 
Paper: 

THE IMPACT OF COURSES OF PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORAL CHARACTER OF STUDENT

 
 
Author(s):  JAHANI J.*
 
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Abstract: 

This paper was aimed at exploring the capability and relevance of the program of Philosophy for Children in developing essential skills including reasoning, research, and interpretation skills among Iranian children and adolescents. To this end, using analytical method, the underpinning assumptions, structure and components of the program of Philosophy for Children were examined. Further, findings of some related research projects conducted in Fars province were considered.
This paper addressed three main questions and accordingly, results suggested that the program of Philosophy for Children is capable enough to develop reasoning skills among Iranian children. Secondly, the program is able to promote moral character among students through research skills. Thirdly, the program is able to reasonably develop interpretation skills in order to achieve the values and behaviors on which it is based.

 
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