ERIC Number: ED444932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Character Education. ERIC Digest.
Otten, Evelyn Holt
Interest in character education is reemerging in light of apparent increases in disaffected students, school violence, voter apathy, declining test scores, and disinterest in community involvement. Character education integrated into the school community is a strategy to help re-engage students, deal with conflict, keep students on task in the learning environment, and reinvest the community with active participation by citizens in political and civic life. This ERIC digest explores: (1) the various definitions of and approaches to character education; (2) divergent points of view on character education in the schools; and (3) sample character education programs. (Cites five sample program Web sites.) (BB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.