Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility

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Bantam, 1992 - Education - 478 pages
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The first paperback publication of an award-winning study on the need for values in education in American classrooms--from the author of the parenting classic Raising Good Children. Drawing on 20 years of research, Dr. Lickona cuts through the controversy to report on scores of practical, successful programs that are turning schools around.

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Lickona, author of Raising Good Children ( LJ 9/15/83), views the school as a major force in responding to America's moral crisis. He defines values, discusses how they may be taught, and outlines the ... Read full review

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Thomas Lickona is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he directs the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (respect and responsibility). The recipient of the Sandy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Character Education Partnership, he is the author of "Educating for Character, " which has been called "the bible of the character education movement.

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