The Character Education Handbook: Establishing a Character Program in Your School

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Anne Dotson, 2000 - Character - 158 pages
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Contents

Character Education Making a Difference
17
Getting Started in Character Education
23
The First Meetings
41
Choosing Your Teaching Approach
55
Developing Student Advocates
67
Cultivating Parent Support
79
Involving the Community
85
Building Excitement at Your Sch
93
Finding Financial and Other Su
103
Measuring the Effect of Character Education
109
Improving the Program
119
Optimizing Committee Dynamics
129
Post Script
149
Resource Guide
151
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Page 19 - Character" must be comprehensively defined to include thinking, feeling, and behavior. 3. Effective character education requires an intentional, proactive, and comprehensive approach that promotes the core values in all phases of school life. 4. The school must be a caring community. 5. To develop character, students need opportunities for moral action. 6. Effective character education includes a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners and helps them succeed. 7....
Page 19 - Evaluation of character education should assess the character of the school, the school staff's functioning as character educators, and the extent to which students manifest good character. 131 Alternative programs proliferated with the advent of "natural highs

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