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A Moral DilemmaEdgar F. RiveraGrand Canyon UniversityCNL-518 – Lifespan and DevelopmentProfessor Michael GordonDecember 0, 2020
2A Moral DilemmaA 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 schooleducation. It is March. The student has told her parents that she has in-school suspension for therest of the school year to have time to study as she dreams of attending college one day.Level 1: Preconventional MoralityAffirmative (RightDecision)Negative (WrongDecision)Rationale for yourResponsesStage 1:Obedience andPunishmentOrientationThe right decisionwould be to tell herfamily the truth andthat she does not havein-school suspensionfor the rest of theschool year, and thatshe is obedient to herparents by caring forher younger sibling. Itwill also be beneficialif the adolescentschedules a meetingbetween her guidancecounselor and herparents to explain howimportant it is tocontinue with hereducation.The wrong decision isto continue lying bytelling her parents thatshe has in-schoolsuspension for the restof the year in order tohave to study as shedreams of attendingcollege one day. If theadolescent does notcontinue to attendschool, then it willdefeat the purpose ofher studying at home.Schoolattendance/records areexamined when beingconsidered foradmittance intocolleges/universities.According toKohlberg’s Stages ofMoral Development,“Stage 1 of Kohlberg’stheory is that moralityis solely motivated bypunishment andanything punishable is

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