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ERIC Number: ED464883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-14
Pages: 16
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Who Should I Become? Using the Positive and the Negative in Character Education.
Narvaez, Darcia
The Community Voices and Character Education (CVCE) Project presents a model for moral education that is based on four ideals: (1) the consensus among leaders worldwide on the necessary characteristics of a citizen in the new century; (2) the conception of human goodness from moral philosophy; (3) conclusions from social sciences about what helps humans thrive; and (4) a common morality approach in which the particularities of a community are integrated with research-based principles. From these four ideals, this paper draws a framework for moral education and clarifies the framework using a question-and-answer format. The questions asked are the following: (1) What does citizenship in the 21st century require of persons? (2) What is the conception of human goodness as conceived by moral philosophers? (3) How do the social sciences contribute to what is known about human flourishing? (4) What is a common morality approach? and (5) How should a moral education program be structured? Positive and negative aspects of behavior are emphasized to help students see the continuum of possibilities from the best to worst. This continuum helps them construct a self as they answer in their daily actions the question, "Who should I become?" Contains a table of ethical processes and skills for practical reasoning and functional ethics. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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