A Moral Dilemma
Use the following dilemma: A female adolescent’s parents place a low priority on the value of an education. In fact, they prefer that she care for younger siblings instead of studying or completing a high school education. It is March. The student has told her parents that she has in-school suspension for the rest of the school year in order to have time to study as she dreams of attending college one day. Questions: Is the student making the right choice in deceiving her parents? Why or why not?
Write an essay of 250-500 words in which you summarize your analysis.
1. Construct a matrix that corresponds to the six stages of Kohlberg’s theory of moral dilemma and, for each stage, justify your rationale as to why the student is making the right choice and why she is making the wrong choice.
2. Make sure you include both an affirmative and negative response to each of the six stages.
3. Ensure that your rational for each stage is adequately discussed.
4. Both the matrix and the essay should be submitted together under one APA-style title page.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.