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There is much to be learned from the theories of human moral, social-emotional and faith development when it comes to understanding one’s capacity for generous behavior. In particular, there are parallels found between James Fowler’s Stages of Faith and the development of generosity.
Assumptions regarding developmental stages of generosity:
James Fowler identified ages and stages of faith development:
Research indicates that children learn the value of philanthropic behavior through the following means:
Recommended practices based on current understanding of young people and philanthropic learning and development include the following:
Laurel Amabile, Director of the Annual Program Fund
Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Stewardship and Development
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Last updated on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
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