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ERIC Number: EJ1022702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
International Children's Trade Books: Building Blocks for Character Education
Young, Terrell A.; Hadaway, Nancy L.; Ward, Barbara A.
Childhood Education, v89 n6 p379-386 2013
The importance of character education has been emphasized since ancient times across cultures and religions as a way to develop morals and values of the younger generations. In this article, the authors highlight several award-winning international children's trade books that reflect the core values recurring in literature and scriptures across place and time: wisdom/knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Shedding light on the common and recurring aspects of character education, irrespective of time, culture, and religion, the authors reflect on how such universal dimensions could enhance students' understanding, awareness, and respect about diverse social cultures, norms, and values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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