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ERIC Number: ED400219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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A Tie That Binds: The Concept of Character Formation in Folk Arts in Education and the History of Education in the United States.
Rosenberg, Jan
This paper discusses the concept of character formation as it can be positively impacted by folk arts in education. A long-standing tradition in U.S. education is for the teacher to take a leading role in molding the character of young people, as outlined through the years by such scholars as Thomas Jefferson, Horace Mann, and Rachel Davis DuBois. The document compares what these scholars exhorted with what intercultural programs in Florida and Arkansas have proposed, and asserts a prime opportunity exists by such scholars for intercultural education to take place within state guidelines. A function of intercultural education is explored that attempts to shape personality through curriculum, which ultimately enhances student self esteem while promoting the local community's ethics. Contains 11 references. (DQE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Florida