Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972
[A letter from John Nicholls of the VUW Education Dept to Deborah Morris who wrote the article in last weeks Salient on the Head Teachers Seminar]
I wonder if you would like to clear up a point of misunderstanding. I wouldn't like to give the impression that all students who protest or revolt are post conventional in their reasoning. Some certainly are, but there is a load of preconventional reasoning, by revolutionary students and others. I used Abbie Hoffman as an example of someone who recognised the immorality of people and institutional practices in American society, but advocated action based in part on a morality similar to that which he attacks.
Do you think it worth clarifying - that all the revolutionaries are not post conventional types.
Regards, John Nicholls.