ERIC Number: ED337451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Educating for Character. How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility.
Drawing from research, this book examines the current state of moral education, and asks how schools can foster the moral development of children. Following a preface, the book is divided into three parts. The first part is entitled "Educating for Values and Character" and contains four chapters: (1) The Case for Values Education; (2) Educating for Character: Why Schools Need Help from Home; (3) What Values Should Schools Teach? and (4) What is Good Character? Part Two, "Classroom Strategies for Teaching Respect and Responsibility," includes an introduction to parts two and three: "Teaching Respect and Responsibility: The Big Ideas" as well as 11 chapters: (5) The Teacher as Caregiver, Model, and Mentor; (6) Creating a Moral Community in the Classroom; (7) Moral Discipline; (8) Creating a Democratic Classroom Environment: The Class Meeting; (9) Teaching Values through the Curriculum; (10) Cooperative Learning; (11) The Conscience of Craft; (12) Encouraging Moral Reflection; (13) Raising the Level of Moral Discussion; (14) Teaching Controversial Issues; and (15) Teaching Children to Solve Conflicts. The final section, "Schoolwide Strategies for Teaching Respect and Responsibility," contains five chapters: (16) Caring beyond the Classroom; (17) Creating a Positive Moral Culture in the School; (18) Sex Education; (19) Drugs and Alcohol; and (20) Schools, Parents, and Communities Working Together. An appendix, "Getting Started and Maintaining Momentum," is included. (LL)
Descriptors: Altruism, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperative Learning, Drug Use, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Moral Values, Personality Development, Sex Education, Student Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Values Education
Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10103 ($22.50).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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