ERIC Number: ED280760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Moral Literacy and the Formation of Character.
Bennett, William J.
The "teaching of values" should be relabeled as an effort to help form the character of young people and to aid them in achieving moral literacy. There is a general consensus regarding helping children develop reliable standards of right and wrong to guide them through life. In order that children develop appropriate character traits, it is important they be able to identify both the form and content of these traits. Teachers and principals should be willing to articulate ideals and convictions to students, and to state not only the difference between right and wrong, but also make an effort to live that difference as role models for students. A wide choice of materials is available for infusion throughout the K-12 curriculum. (KWL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Address given to the Harvard Club (New York, NY, October 30, 1986).