ERIC Number: ED353531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Honesty, Perseverance & Other Virtues: Using the 4 Conditions of Self-Esteem in Elementary and Middle Schools.
This book is about understanding ethics and morality. It is about helping children have higher self-esteem by teaching them what makes them good, noble, special and worthy of respect from others as well as self-respect. Chapter 1 discusses how schools can stand for something, how students and teachers experience meaning and purpose in their school lives, and how the school environment can reflect the values and goals espoused by the school and exemplify the virtues children are learning the classroom. Chapter 2 examines the role of virtue in children's lives. It discusses what understanding and being able to label their virtues can mean to children and how virtues can be viewed as a learned skill. Chapters 3 and 4 provide solid grounding in understanding the relationship between teaching about virtue and enhancing self-esteem. Chapter 5 contains worksheets that explain a specific virtue to children, ask them questions about how they have experienced it, and list notable people who represent that virtue. Chapter 6 shows how to think about virtue as a theme for classroom use and how to apply that theme throughout the regular curriculum at every grade level. Chapter 7, for the administrator, shows how administrative action contributes to creating a climate that supports teaching about virtue and helps a school stand for something. Chapter 8 is for the school board and discusses creating a respectful climate. The appendixes provide a "who's who" that correlates with chapter 5, a 200-item list of biographies for children, and a checklist and lists of techniques related to building self-esteem. (ABL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Honesty, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods, Values Education
ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title #559-H8, $19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
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