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ERIC Number: ED477299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Character: Building a Moral Culture.
Sudeck, Maria; Dinovi, Raymond; Gehringer, Christine; Tonia, Rachael; Wuillermin, Monica
This paper describes the professional partnership between Rowan University, New Jersey, and Radix Elementary School, emphasizing the building of a moral culture in the learning community. The partnership is a driving force behind the movement to promote character education within the school community. This is being accomplished by facilitating focus groups, lunch seminars, and a Teacher Academy. The paper describes: the process of partnering (focus groups, Likert scale, outcomes, lunch seminars); data from coffee klatches; Rudix Elementary School faculty personal rating of character education as of January 2002; outcomes (recurring themes, need for curriculum integration handbooks, need for common language, and desire for all stakeholders to have an active voice); lunch seminars (selection process of articles and orchestration of seminars); products of collaboration (Teaching Academy, assessment, and manuals); Monroe Township Public Schools summer staff development offerings and in-district training); assessment (rubrics and writing prompts for eight character traits); "A Teacher Friendly Character Education Manual: Grade Four"; Moore Township character education assessment rubric; reaching common language (grade level meetings, collaborative meetings, review and comment, final product); how Radix students show respect, responsibility, and caring; infusing and implementing the ideology (e.g., nursing home, writing, and media activities); and ongoing work (grants, presentations, and applications for best practices and awards). Includes Power Point print outs. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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