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

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 2, 2009 - Education - 496 pages
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Calls for renewed moral education in America's schools, offering dozens of programs schools can adopt to teach students respect, responsibility, hard work, and other values that should not be left to parents to teach.
 

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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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Contents

PART
2
Educating for Characterand Why Schools Need Help
23
PART
66
Creating a Moral Community in the Classroom
89
Moral Discipline
109
Teaching Values Through the Curriculum
161
Cooperative Learning
185
The Conscience of Craft
208
Teaching Children to Solve Conflicts
286
PART THREE
302
Creating a Positive Moral Culture in the School
323
I8 Sex Education
348
Drugs and Alcohol
375
Schools Parents and Communities Working Together
395
Getting Started and Maintaining
421
67
428

Encouraging Moral Reflection
228
Raising the Level of Moral Discussion
249
Teaching Controversial Issues
268
71
446
89
457
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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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