ERIC Number: ED523390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
Character and Moral Education: A Reader
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed.; Yu, Tianlong, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
Against a formidable national discourse that emphasizes academic standardization, accountability, and high-stakes testing in educational policy, "Character and Moral Education: A Reader" seeks to re-introduce and revive the moral mission of education in public conversation and practices in America's schools. With contributions from a prominent array of scholars and practitioners, the book critically analyzes moral education, broadly defined as both an academic field that attempts to develop moral human beings, and as a principled discourse aimed at creating ethical educational policies and practices. With theoretical rigor and practical wisdom, this volume offers diverse and cutting-edge scholarship on character and moral education in 21st-century schools. This timely and important book will appeal to all those concerned with both the ethical well-being of today's students, and the school's responsibility to prepare individuals to lead moral lives in the future. This book contains: (1) Introduction (Joseph L. DeVitis and Tianlong Yu); (2) Moral Education in the Schools (William J. Bennett and Edwin J. Delattre); (3) The Great Tradition in Education: Transmitting Moral Values (Edward A. Wynne); (4) Character Education: Seven Crucial Issues (Thomas Lickona); (5) Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education (Thomas Lickona, Eric Schaps, and Catherine Lewis); (6) Character and Academics: What Good Schools Do (Jacques S. Benninga, Marvin W. Berkowitz, Phyllis Kuehn, and Karen Smith); (7) The Politics of Character Education (David E. Purpel); (8) The "Moral Poverty" of Character Education (Joseph L. DeVitis and Tianlong Yu); (9) Legislating Character: Moral Education in North Carolina's Public Schools (Aaron Cooley); (10) Character Education in Contemporary America: McMorals? (Suzanne S. Hudd); (11) Would You Like Values with That? Chick-fil-A and Character Education (Deron Boyles); (12) Does Character Education "Really" Support Citizenship Education? Examining the Claims of an Ontario Policy (Sue Winton); (13) Michael H. Romanowski Through the Eyes of Students: High School Students' Perspectives on Character Education (Michael H. Romanowski); (14) How Not to Teach Values: A Critical Look at Character Education (Alfie Kohn); (15) Character Education from the Left Field (Dwight Boyd); (16) Morality, Virtue, and Democratic Life (John F. Covaleskie); (17) Liberal Education and Moral Education (Daniel R. DeNicola); (18) Democracy in a Cosmopolitan Age: Moral Education for the Global Citizen (Scott Fletcher and Peter J. Nelsen); (19) Neo-Deweyan Moral Education (Douglas J. Simpson); (20) Critical Pedagogy and Moral Education (Ronald David Glass); (21) Feminist Theory and Moral Education (Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon); (22) A Warrior for Justice: Jonathan Kozol's Moral Vision of America's Schools and Society (Richard Ognibene); (23) Framing Adolescents, Their School, and Cultures: Contested Worldviews (Linda Irwin-DeVitis); (24) Fear of Uncertainty, Control, and the Criminalizing of Youth (Lynda Stone); (25) Navigating Inequities: A Morally Rooted Pedagogy of Intentional Mentoring With Black Children and Other Youth of Color (Janie Victoria Ward); (26) Cultural and Subjective Operations of Ignorance and Resistance in Sexuality-Related Curricula (Jennifer Logue); (27) Feelings of Worth and the Moral Made Visible (Barbara Stengel); (28) Teaching Themes of Care (Nel Noddings); (29) Surveying the Soil: Building a Culture of Connectedness in School (Marcia Peck); (30) "Doubt" and the Framing of Virtue Through Film (Susan Verducci and Michael Katz); (31) On the Relationship of Peace Education to Moral Education (Cris Toffolo and Ian Harris); (32) Earth's Role in Ethical Discourse and Functional Scientific Literacy (Michael P. Mueller, Dana L. Zeidler, and Lynda L. Jenkins); (33) Understanding Unbelief as Part of Religious Education (Nel Noddings); and (34) Moral Education for the 21st Century: A Buddhist View (Daniel Vokey).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, African American Children, Feminism, Critical Theory, Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, High Stakes Tests, Personality, Peace, Values Education, Role of Education, Moral Values, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, School Effectiveness, Politics of Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Democratic Values, Global Education, World Views, Mentors, Minority Group Students, Sex Education, Self Concept, Caring, Films, Scientific Literacy, Religious Education, Buddhism, Educational Philosophy
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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