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ERIC Number: EJ1158957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
The Complexity of Character: An Ability-Based Model for Higher Education
Graham, Sandra E.; Diez, Mary E.
Journal of Character Education, v11 n1 p51-65 2015
Character development in higher education is a complex process. This process has often been delegated to a single course on ethics or courses on religion. The authors of this article pose an alternative higher educational process whereby character development is rooted in a series of abilities that are contextualized throughout the entire undergraduate curriculum. These abilities, developed and assessed by faculty who study both the theoretical frameworks and who assess for student learning of these abilities, provided an overall framework for developing character within the context of their discipline and of a liberal arts general education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
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