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ERIC Number: EJ925137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Forgiveness as Character Education for Children and Adolescents
Lin, Wei Neng; Enright, Robert; Klatt, John
Journal of Moral Education, v40 n2 p237-253 2011
Forgiveness education has demonstrated psychological, social and academic benefits; however, it has not been discussed as a means of promoting character development for children and adolescents. In this paper, we discuss forgiveness as a moral concept and explain how forgiveness can contribute to current discussions of character education. After reviewing relevant literature we describe how a forgiveness programme can be an effective form of character education and attempt to clarify the contributions the forgiveness literature can make to the field of character education. We argue that forgiveness provides those interested in character development with a programme that can enhance educational initiatives and advance the character education research agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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