ERIC Number: ED475389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Character Education: What Counselor Educators Need To Know. ERIC/CASS Digest.
Vess, Kimberly A.; Halbur, Duane A.
With character education as one of the fastest growing reform movements in education today, counselor educators and counseling students need to be informed and cognizant of various character education programs. Currently, more than 30 states mandate some aspect of character education and school counselors are frequently responsible for introducing character education curricula to their schools. However, research suggests that counselor education programs are not emphasizing character education in their preparation programs. This digest highlights the various types of character education programs and, specifically, how character education fits into counselor education. (Contains 15 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, School Counseling, School Counselors
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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 Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.