Nalyze the Stage 3-4 transition from the perspective of Kohlbergs and Gilligans alternative perspectives
Include: a) Kohlbergs stage by stage comparison, and isomorphic matching account for why specifically stage 4 is morally more adequate than 3
b) Gilligans challenge for why stage 4 is not clearly better–what it adds that is problematic, what it leaves out that is adequate.
(To do b) you need to use the Gilligan and Murphy critiques and also her criticism of Amy and Jake in Chapters 2 and 3 especially)
c) Putative regression in the Kohlberg-Kramer study and Kohlbergs explanation for why its only functional regression
d) His explanation of why oppressed indidivudals–women, prisons, children in traditional patriarchal households lag behind in development
Helpful sections of readings in answering these questions
1. Why is a later stage a better stage in Kohlbergs From Is To Ought and in the readings packet
2. The handout packet generally especially on Gilligans view and the criticisms of Kohlberg and Gilligan
3. Criticisms of Kohlberg in The Great Justice Debate readings (e.g., pg 19 forward–Simpson, Sullivan, Holstein,Schweder, Hahn, Kurtines and Grief (I offer a general defenseof K on pg 247 +)
4. Criticisms of Gilligan in Caring Voices and Womens Moral frames (pp. 191-275, Broverman, Broughton, Bebeau, Brabeck, Nunner-Winkler)
(pp. 295-371 Luria. Maccoby, Greeno, Walker Gilligan, also Puka and Brown-Tappen 421-449).
5. The Colby-Kohlberg monograph per se is a defense against Kurtines and Grief