عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of training for "Philosophy for Children" on Moral development of sixth-grade male elementary students, in Educational District NO.6 in Tehran. The research was a quasi-experimental one with the pre-test and post-test design involving both experimental and control groups. The (statistical) population consisted of all sixth-grade male students of the Educational District No.6 in Tehran in October 2017, among them15 subiects were selected through convenience sampling method and were randomly assigned into two groups. The instruments of the Spiritual-Moral Development (1391) Scale measured both these groups(experimental and control) in the pre-test stage. Then, the experimental group were trained for P4C in 8 sessions using the educational package of stories for Iranian children, but the control group did not receive any training. The above tools were used in both pre-test and post-test stages. The data was analyzed by means of one-variable covariance analysis. The results showed that the implementation of the independent variable caused an increase of the scores on moral development in comparison with the control group.One of the main goals of the philosophy program for children and adolescents is to strengthen thinking in childhood. Accordingly, the training of wise, self-conscious, precise, responsible, moral, social, researcher, critical, self-critical, and ... persons will be accomplished by this program.