Combining excellence and ethics: Implications for moral education for the gifted

Kirsi Tirri
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Roeper Review, 33(1), 59–64. DOI: 10.1080/02783193.2011.530207

In this article the current empirical research on morality and giftedness is reviewed with an emphasis on moral sensitivity. The component of moral judgment has been the most studied aspect in morality. Although high-ability students have been shown to be superior in moral judgment when compared to average-ability students, morality includes other components as well, such as sensitivity, motivation, and character. Furthermore, the critics of