ERIC Number: ED427426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Schools of Character: Reclaiming America's Values for Tomorrow's Workforce. The 1998 Ninth Annual "Business Week" Awards for Instructional Innovation.
McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY. Educational and Professional Publishing Group.; Character Education Partnership, Washington, DC.
This booklet profiles 10 schools that have successfully integrated character education into the lives of their students. The Character Education Partnership (CEP), in its "Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education," has articulated the kinds of efforts that its members believe have proven successful in helping young people understand, adopt, and practice core ethical values. These efforts include: character education promotes core ethical values as the basis of good character; the school must be a caring community; character education should strive to develop students' intrinsic motivation; character education requires moral leadership from both staff and students; and evaluation of character education should assess the character of the school, the school staff's functioning as character educators, and the extent to which students manifest good character. The schools presented here are Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School in Franklin, Massachusetts; Brookside Elementary School in Binghamton, New York; Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland; Easterling Primary School in Marion, South Carolina; Hazelwood Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky; James E. McDade Classical School in Chicago, Illinois; Mound Fort Middle School in Ogden, Utah; Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona; Newsome Park Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia; and Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Schools were first identified through nominations made by individuals and organizations concerned with character education. Of the 100 schools nominated, about 25 were chosen for intensive study. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY. Educational and Professional Publishing Group.; Character Education Partnership, Washington, DC.