Comparison of The Potential Development of Early Children According to Islam with Kohlberg's Theory




Child Development Potential, Islamic Education, Kohlberg's Theory


This research compares the potential for early childhood development according to Islam with Kohlberg's theory. This type of research is literature with a qualitative approach; the primary data source is from four main references from articles by Lawrence Kohlberg, both primary and old work up to the latest, data collection methods with documentation from various bibliographic references from books, notes, transcripts, newspapers, magazines, journals, and so on, data analysis techniques use a series of logical thinking systems that can be used to construct several concepts into propositions, data collection techniques use Miles and Huberman's theory. The results of the research are (1) the level of development of general pre-conventional potential; at this level a person assesses the morality of an action based on its direct consequences, from his feelings (authoritarianism) and from what he is most interested in (loyalty or intrinsicness) this is at the age of children and according to Islam, the golden age of cultivating manners, responsibility and care; (2) conventional level, generally found in adolescence or adulthood, at this stage assessing the morality of an action with this (interpersonal) comparison in adolescence and according to Islam the cultivation of self-reliance or self-reliance; (3) Third, the post-conventional (principled) level, wanting to be respected and appreciated and according to Islam to be social, in collaboration with the principles of the Qur'an and hadith.


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How to Cite

Bahri, S. ., & Ozer, B. . (2024). Comparison of The Potential Development of Early Children According to Islam with Kohlberg’s Theory. EDUKASI : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam (e-Journal), 12(1), 104–115.