Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
In Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990), Ernest Boyer proposed a conception of professorial scholarship and research that is much broader than the traditional focus on the discovery and examination of phenomena. He described scholarship that tries to understand and integrate ideas from within one's field and across other fields as well as scholarship that employs academic ideas in service of world improvement. William Damon's work over the past 30 years reflects this full range of scholarly activity. As the author of 16 books and numerous book chapters and articles, his work on moral development has put him at the center of public and academic conversations about what is important for us as parents and as a society to do in order to nurture moral persons. By the time Damon captured the attention of the popular press with his book The Moral Child: Nurturing Children's Natural Moral Growth The ...