ERIC Number: ED426922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Character and Community Development: A School Planning and Teacher Training Handbook.
Vessels, Gordon G.
This handbook describes ways to prevent and resolve social problems in schools and communities. The book explores the possibility that identifying character as the ultimate goal for children will give a new perspective on child development and education that is needed in order to reform schools and strengthen communities. Concerns with respect to public opinion about character education and relevant First Amendment issues are discussed. This book includes a synthesis of relevant theories of development. The volume offers a preschool to 12th grade core curriculum that targets virtues and psychological processes in a developmentally appropriate manner and includes general and behavioral objectives for each of five developmental levels. Chapters of the book include: (1)"Introduction to Character Education"; (2) "Relevant Philosophy and Theory"; (3) "A Developmentally Based Core Curriculum"; (4) "Strategies and Techniques"; and (5) "Program Planning and Evaluation." Appendices include laws, theories, forms, surveys, a parent guide, and questionnaires. (LB)
Descriptors: Community Development, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Moral Development, Moral Values, Personality, Program Development, Psychoeducational Methods, Social Studies, Theories, Value Judgment
Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; United States Constitution