The construction of moral decision within a socially ambiguous situation is not exclusive to Andersen's emperor, but rather is shared by many early childhood educators as powerful decision makers within the day care center. Based on Andersen's perceptive analysis, this paper suggests a cognitive model (Argyris and Schon 1974, Schon 1983) which explains the gap between these decision makers’ hypothetical and actual moral knowledge (Damon 1980).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology