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ERIC Number: EJ539111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
How Not To Teach Values: A Critical Look at Character Education.
Kohn, Alfie
Phi Delta Kappan, v78 n6 p428-39 Feb 1997
Character education often uses exhortations and extrinsic inducements to make children behave and work harder. Extrinsic rewards and awards erode intrinsically motivated behavior. Programs should answer five basic questions, avoid indoctrination, and provide students with opportunities to construct meaning around moral concepts and to change classroom culture. Oakland's Child Development Project provides a good example. (59 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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