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ERIC Number: EJ1134548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
An Historical Analysis of Character Education
Watz, Michael
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v4 n2 p34-53 2011
What is termed "character education" in today's world has been called many things throughout the history of education in this country. Character education has been both a formal and informal part of schools. Much of character education in the United States can be closely tied in its roots to the education of character in Europe, which laid the foundation for the formal American system of education. Through historical analysis, this article will seek to uncover and reflect upon one pathway that brought character education to the shores of America. A variety of contributions from significant figures and organizations, from the 18th century through today, will be highlighted in order to provide some understanding as to the complexity of the roots of character education in America.
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Language: English
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