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ERIC Number: ED476547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 211
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8179-2962-2
Bringing in a New Era in Character Education.
Damon, William, Ed.
The nine essays in this book present perspectives on what is needed in character education from kindergarten to college. Two main themes run through the volume. The first is a consensus among the authors that fundamental moral standards must be passed along to the young and that educators at all levels bear the obligation to transmit these core standards to their students. The second is a shared determination to discard old oppositions that have paralyzed some of the best efforts in character education over the past several decades. The essays are titled as follows: "Transmitting Moral Wisdom in an Age of the Autonomous Self" (Arthur J. Schwartz); "How Moral Education Is Finding Its Way Back into American's Schools" (Christina Hoff Sommers); "The Science of Character Education" (Marvin W. Berkowitz); "Moral Exemplarity" (Lawrence J. Walker); "Educating the Stoic Warrior" (Nancy Sherman); "A Communitarian Position on Character Education" (Amitai Etzioni); "Building Democratic Community: A Radical Approach to Moral Education" (F. Clark Power); "Whose Values Anyway?" (Anne Colby); and "Moral and Ethical Development in a Democratic Society" (Irving Kristol). (WFA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.