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ERIC Number: EJ1155594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Teaching Character Education to College Students Using Bildungsromans
Novianti, Nita
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n4 p255-272 Oct 2017
The paper reports a study on the teaching of character education in higher education using English Bildungsroman, "Jane Eyre." The participants were 35 sixth-semester students of English Literature program in an Indonesian state university. Guided by the approach to teaching character education exemplified by Ryan & Bohlin (1999), the teaching was focused on the virtues of the story. To find whether students were able to identify, get involved, and have insights with the virtues contained in the story, a textual analysis drawing upon Parker and Ackerman's (2007) of the students' literary response essays was then conducted. The results show that most students have successfully identified the virtues in the novel and can relate to the characters and their events. However, only a few students are able to show their involvement with and insight of the virtues contained in the novel. It can be inferred then that Bildungsromans such as Jane Eyre can help the teaching of character education. Nevertheless, character education should be integrated with all subjects for better results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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