ERIC Number: ED447023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Character, Civility, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
As the educational community works together to improve academic achievement, the importance of character traits such as honesty, trustworthiness, self discipline, kindness, empathy, respect, responsibility, and courage must not be neglected. This guide has been designed to help educators and families in Massachusetts link character development and civic responsibility with the school curriculum. The guide's first section, excerpted from "Building Character in Schools" (Kevin Ryan; Karen Bohlin), presents an introduction to principles of character education. The second section presents selected learning standards from the Massachusetts "Curriculum Frameworks" that reflect these principles. The final section offers an annotated list of books and Internet sites as a resource for educators and families. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Behavior, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives
Massachusetts State Department of Education, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023; Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site: (http://www.doe.mass.edu).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts