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ERIC Number: EJ842521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-14
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Character Education Re-Conceptualized for Practical Implementation
Bajovic, Mira; Rizzo, Kelly; Engemann, Joe
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n92 p1-23 Mar 2009
In this paper we explored conceptual ambiguities of character education within the present Ontario Ministry of Education initiative. Through the critical lens of moral development theories and theories of mind, social and cognitive domains and their affect on character development were examined. Based on these findings three shortcomings in implementation were identified: a lack of clarity in defining "character" a lack of recognition of the importance of cognitive and social processes in moral development, and a lack of clarity in effective strategies for character development. The recommendations for future implementation of character education were proposed.
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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: Canada