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ERIC Number: EJ767017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Books at Work
Brown, Joseph
Principal Leadership, v6 n5 p39-42 Jan 2006
In this article, the author discusses a literature-based character education program at the school district of Hillsborough County in Florida. The district recently developed a comprehensive management plan in response to the much-publicized school violence of recent years. The plan addresses school issues including tornado and fire drills, stranger on campus, and bullying. Relying on the findings that much school violence has its roots in bullying, the district had the foresight and sensitivity to include character education as a cornerstone of its plan. The plan included lesson plans and topics that could be used in a K-12 setting, some of which used literature as a tool for incorporating character education in the classroom. The author believes that designated reading time can be used to teach character education to all students. Carefully selected books can encourage student discussions about values and other life issue. Through literature, educators can help students go beyond their own experiences and benefit from the experience and wisdom of others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida