ERIC Number: ED200463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Character Education Curriculum [and] Achievement Skills: Guidelines for Personal Success, Level I Junior High, Ages 11-14, Course Description [and] Level II, High School, Ages 15-18, Course Description.
Thomas Jefferson Research Center, Pasadena, CA.
The document presents descriptions of a character education curriculum for elementary grades and personal success programs for junior and senior high school students. The described curriculum materials are available from the Thomas Jefferson Research Center. In the first section, the elementary curriculum, information is presented on goals and principles of character education, benefits, background, and activities. Major goals are to help students develop positive values and to improve student conduct as students learn to act in harmony with their positive values and learn to become good citizens. Activities include reading and analyzing stories on honesty and truthfulness, drawing pictures representing honest and dishonest behavior, creating different endings to stories in order to represent truthful versus untruthful behavior, and discussing feelings about honesty. For each activity, information is presented on objectives, references and resources, procedures, and materials. Story texts are included where necessary. Also presented are tips on program evaluation, cost of materials, and information on teacher inservice training. In the second section, an overview is presented of a program to help junior high school students build personal success skills. Objectives are to help students make sound decisions, gain a deeper understanding of self and appreciation of others, set life goals, and adopt more positive attitudes. Fourteen unit titles are listed including, Generosity, Respect for Self, and Courage and Honor. Teaching methods are suggested including, lecture, worksheets, goal setting activities, outside work, and group activities. In the final section, objectives and units of study for the senior high school program are described. Objectives are the same as for the junior high school program. Ten unit titles are listed, including Decision Making, Perception, Self-Esteem, Respect for Others, and Integrity. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Jefferson Research Center, Pasadena, CA.