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ERIC Number: ED568730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 296
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-61250-487-2
Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students toward Success
Seider, Scott
Harvard Education Press
In "Character Compass," Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways. One school focuses on students' moral character development, another emphasizes civic character development, and the third prioritizes performance character development. Drawing on surveys, interviews, field notes, and student achievement data, "Character Compass" highlights the unique effects of these distinct approaches to character development as well as the implications for parents, educators, and policymakers committed to fostering powerful school culture in their own school communities. [Foreword written by Howard Gardner.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)