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Pijanowski, John; Lasater, Kara – Journal of Character Education, 2020
This article explores the case for integrating intellectual virtues into the curriculum and pedagogical practice of preparing future school leaders. Professional accreditation standards provided a foundation for demonstrating the role of intellectual virtue in the practice of effectively running schools. The Virtuous Scientist project served as…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Lin, Jing; Culham, Tom; Scott, Charles – Journal of Character Education, 2020
In this article, we argue that virtues can emerge from contemplation which can lead us to attunement with the Dao thereby realizing our inner goodness and intrinsic traits. This requires us to persist in doing inner and outer work. Inner work involves meditation and reflective practices to awaken ourselves and others. Outer work involves engaging…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religion, Metacognition, Reflection
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Matthews, Michael; Ryan, Diane M.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Character Education, 2020
The mission statement of the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), commonly known as West Point, clearly articulates character is a core competency needed to be an effective Army officer. But the lessons of a protracted period of war and conflict, beginning with the events of September 11, 2001, have underscored the importance of character in the military…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Military Personnel, Military Training, Values Education
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Matteo, Elizabeth K.; You, Di – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Undergraduate internships are among one of the several high impact practices (HIPs) related to deep learning, self-reported gains, and effective educational practices (Kuh, 2008). HIPs, as measured by the National Survey on Student Engagement, utilize active learning practices, and share several traits: (1) they demand considerable time and…
Descriptors: Program Design, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students, Ethics
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Ellis, Lyman, III – Journal of Character Education, 2020
People notice when athletes behave badly. How coaches' leadership style influences the virtuous behavior in their athletes is understudied. National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III soccer athletes were surveyed (N = 274) to gauge how they behave during games, how they think about competition, and how they perceive their coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Leadership Styles, Values Education, Athletes
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Hylen, Michael G.; Willian, Lewis – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Servant Leadership substantiates the truth that through service to others, while leading others, individuals fulfill a longing for living virtuous lives. This study evaluated the impact of a principal preparation program on candidate self-perception of five dispositional skills associated with servant leadership. To determine the impact of the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Principals, Administrator Education
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Akruvala, Sneh; Warrick, Nicole; Chukwunenye, Amara; Luppino, Briana; Valdez, Kristina; Kelly, Victoria – Journal of Character Education, 2020
This paper provides an overview of virtue development in the training of Catholic Sisters in Africa and showcases how virtue attainment positions them to be exceptional leaders that promote advances in the state of education in Africa. Additionally, the authors briefly discuss the role of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an…
Descriptors: Catholics, Nuns, Ethics, Cooperation
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Nurre, Gayle; Joeris, Tina – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Flower Mound Elementary, a public school in the Lewisville Independent School District, believes it is a responsibility to educate the whole child. Their goal is to academically prepare young students and help them internalize moral values as well as build their character. To make this successful takes very different pedagogical strategies and…
Descriptors: Values Education, Elementary Schools, Moral Values, Holistic Approach
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Elias, Maurice J.; Yuan, May – Journal of Character Education, 2020
A plethora of terms and related programs have been used to describe and teach the behaviors, skills, attitudes and strategies needed to help students develop in both intelligence and moral maturity-character education, socio-emotional learning (SEL), and positive youth development, to name a few. This article provides an overview of the existing…
Descriptors: Values Education, Social Emotional Learning, Definitions, Positive Behavior Supports
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Niehues, Laurie – Journal of Character Education, 2020
A strong value system and work ethic have always been a part of the schools in the community in northeast Kansas, but it was not until 2012 that the school staff began to initiate an organized comprehensive plan and approach to teaching character education and making it a viable part of the school culture at Nemaha Central Elementary and Middle…
Descriptors: Values Education, Work Ethic, Teaching Methods, School Culture
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Nast, Tamra – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Excellent schools strive to develop a comprehensive and integrative improvement process for students and their families that integrate best practices of positive school culture, climate, and social and emotional learning; character development skills, enhanced academic achievement strategies, and positive parent engagement. Character.org's…
Descriptors: Values Education, Ethical Instruction, Educational Principles, Best Practices
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Green, Pam; Knott, Doug – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Liberty Elementary School is a school of 1,110 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Canton, Georgia. As a 2018 National School of Character, Liberty Elementary is continuously working to maintain a culture of character while celebrating being only the third school in Georgia to be named a National School of Character. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emotional Development, School Culture, Educational Change
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Pardo, Nadja – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Imagine Schools is a national family of 51 nonprofit public charter school campuses located in seven states and the District of Columbia. The schools serves approximately 29,000 students in K-12 classrooms. In the past few years, Imagine Schools began a move toward adopting a restorative mindset that emphasizes positive relationships and the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Values Education, Caring, School Culture
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Berkowitz, Marvin W.; Lickona, Thomas; Nast, Tamra; Schaeffer, Esther; Bohlin, Karen – Journal of Character Education, 2020
A quote widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt is, "Character building begins in infancy and continues until death." Everyone's character is a "work in progress." Just as that is true for individuals, it is also true for organizations like Character.org and for frameworks like the "Eleven Principles of Effective Character…
Descriptors: Values Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Change, Recognition (Achievement)
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Labbree, Theresa – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Mantua Township is a small rural town located in southern New Jersey, about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Students in the township attend one of three neighborhood schools, pre-K through sixth grade. Sewell School educates students in grades pre-K to K, Centre City School educates students in Grades 1 to 3, and J. Mason Tomlin School…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Community Involvement, Values Education, Leadership Styles
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