Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences
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Journal ISSN: 2414-3111
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.20474/jahss-2.3.5
Received: 09 April 2016
Accepted: 21 April 2016
Published: 21 June 2016
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  • The use of stories in promoting morality among junior high school students

Danesh Shams

Published online: 2016

Abstract

We live in a very special age. Humanity as a whole has been going through tremendous changes. These changes have brought about many challenges and promises. Because of great progress in the fields of communication and transportation, a global society is being born. Advances in information and bio technology have revolutionized and continue to revolutionize the fortunes of humanity. There is a question of ethics in every discovery that is being made, and in every bit of progress that is being achieved. Humanity, mindful of the abuses inflicted upon it by religions and religious leaders in the past and present, is hesitant to apply the laws of religion to meet challenges created by ethical questions in science and the humanities. This difficulty cannot extinguish the need for a moral code of conduct. A single glance at current statistics clearly indicates the state of society: increases in violence, drug abuse, child abuse and divorce on the one hand, and the proliferation of indecent materials on the other; corruption of politicians and political systems on the one hand, and prostitution of the press on the other. This makes the need for moral education absolutely clear. The author used action research design to explore and understand the problem of morality among the junior high school students and the use of stories as a form of interventionary strategy. This is a research design that lends itself to use in school and community situations. It is solution-driven and has the potential to increase the amount researchers learn from their experience. It is designed to improve practice and advocate for change. The results of my research show a clear influence of storytelling on the awareness of moral issues among junior high school students.