ERIC Number: ED469929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Character Education through Children's Literature. ERIC Digest.
The issue of character education has recently received much attention at both the state and federal level. One approach that shows particular promise in instilling in children character traits known to promote success and happiness in life is that of using children's literature as a pedagogical device. This digest examines some of the pertinent issues surrounding this important method of instruction. It considers the following: which traits to teach; which literature to choose; instructional strategies to use; and opportunities beyond the classroom. It is also noted that, to be most effective, character education should extend beyond the school walls. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Material Selection, Service Learning, Student Development
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu. Family Learning Association, 3925 Hagan St., #101, Bloomington, IN 47401. Tel: 800-759-4723 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.kidscanlearn.com.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.