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ERIC Number: EJ885337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Widening the Lens to Teach Character Education Alongside Standards Curriculum
Stiff-Williams, Helen R.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n4 p115-120 2010
This article challenges policymakers, school leaders, and teachers to implement wide-scale and systematic teaching of character education in every classroom. In support of the idea that student character development should be a priority in all classes, I explain that youth need "decision-filters" to negotiate life's challenges. Further, the article illustrates how character education can be taught through various courses. Several state-level academic standards are analyzed to (1) identify cognitive instructional emphases and (2) determine relevant affective teachings for character instruction. As I explain, the teaching of character education can be integrated naturally with and taught alongside any state's standards-based curriculum. Rather than adding a new course to an already overloaded school curriculum, character education should be integrated with other subject areas and routinely taught through all classes and by all teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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