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ERIC Number: ED350196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Character Education in Ohio: Sample Strategies.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The Ohio State Department of Education has identified 10 basic values for which students are to strive. These individual character traits are compassion, courtesy, tolerance, honesty, self-discipline, diligence, responsibility, self-respect, courage, and integrity. This guide provides sample strategies for educators to help them to develop these traits in their students. The guide is comprised of five sections. Section 1 contains a sample character trait inventory. The 10 basic values are listed with statements related to each trait. The purpose of the instrument is to determine the extent to which these values are practiced by individuals in the school. A sample needs assessment instrument is provided in section 2 of the guide. It is to be used in conjunction with the character trait inventory to target aspects of the general school and classroom environments where action may be needed to ensure that individual character traits are being addressed. Goals based on the environmental aspects listed on the needs assessment tool are established in section 3. Each goal is followed by sample activities or lesson plans that address each of the character traits at various grade levels. Section 4 provides a model for organizing an advisory committee. School districts are encouraged to appoint a broad-based advisory committee to review the State Board's report, determine the community's values, and develop strategies for incorporating these values in the schools. The fifth and final section of the guide is a listing of books, articles, resource materials, and newsletters that may prove beneficial in the incorporation of character education in the school environment. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Moral Development, Personality Assessment, Personality Development, Personality Measures, Social Development, Student Behavior, Student Educational Objectives, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.