Education with Character

The Moral Economy of Schooling

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415277785

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The establishment of citizenship education as a compulsory subject has recently been accompanied by the government's policy of 'promoting education with character.' Schools are identified as having a crucial role to play in helping to shape and reinforce basic character traits that will ultimately lead to a better society. This radical new policy is explicitly linked to raising academic standards and to the needs of the emerging new economy. This book provides an introduction to character education within the British context by exploring its meanings, understandings, and rationale, through the perspective of a number of academic disciplines. The author examines character education from a philosophical, religious, psychological, political, social and economic perspective to offer a more detailed understanding of character education and what it can offer. He also considers how British schools can implement character education successfully and what lessons we can draw from the American experience. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy makers and teachers with responsibility for citizenship education in their schools.

Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development (INCOTEPD 2017), October 21-22, 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Author: Endah Retnowati,Anik Ghufron,Marzuki,Kasiyan,Adi Cilik Pierawan,Ashadi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351597345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 650

View: 8853

Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens contains the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development (InCoTEPD 2017), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 20—21 October 2017. The book covers 7 topics: 1) Values for 21st century global citizens 2) Preparing teachers for integrative values education 3) Teacher professional development for enhanced character education 4) Curriculum/syllabus/lesson plan/learning materials development for integrated values education 5) Developing learning activities/tasks/strategies for character education 6) Assessing student’s character development (values acquisition assessment) 7) Creating/managing conducive school culture to character education.

Teaching Character Education Through Literature

Awakening the Moral Imagination in Secondary Classrooms

Author: Karen Bohlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134354800

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6327

This book shows how secondary and post-secondary teachers can help students become more responsive to the ethical themes and questions that emerge from the narratives they study. It helps teachers to integrate character education into the classroom by focusing on a variety of ways of drawing instructive insights from fictional life narratives. The case studies and questions throughout are designed to awaken students' moral imagination and prompt ethical reflection on four protagonists' motivations, aspirations, and choices. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides a theoretical approach while the second features case studies to apply this approach to the study of four literary characters: Sydney Carton from Tale of Two Cities Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice Janie Crawford from Their Eyes Were Watching God The questions, ideas and approaches used in these case studies can also be applied to protagonists from other narrative works in the curriculum.

Citizens of Character

New Directions in Character and Values Education

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845406249

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 2172

The contributors discuss why character education is considered valuable, what character education is taken to mean, and identify and test hypotheses about various influences (schools, families, communities, employers) on the development of character through reporting on our research in UK schools, universities and businesses.

The Education of Character

With Hints on Moral Training

Author: Sarah Stickney Ellis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Character

Page: 296

View: 6924


The Discourse of Character Education

Culture Wars in the Classroom

Author: Peter Smagorinsky,Joel Taxel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135608679

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 6481

In this book Peter Smagorinsky and Joel Taxel analyze the ways in which the perennial issue of character education has been articulated in the United States, both historically and in the current character education movement that began in earnest in the 1990s. The goal is to uncover the ideological nature of different conceptions of character education. The authors show how the current discourses are a continuation of discourse streams through which character education and the national purpose have been debated for hundreds of years, most recently in what are known as the Culture Wars--the intense, often passionate debates about morality, culture, and values carried out by politicians, religious groups, social policy foundations, and a wide range of political commentators and citizens, in which the various stakeholders have sought influence over a wide range of social and economic issues, including education. The centerpiece is a discourse analysis of proposals funded by the United States Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). Discourse profiles from sets of states that exhibit two distinct conceptions of character are examined and the documents from particular states are placed in dialogue with the OERI Request for Proposals. One profile reflects the dominant perspective promoted in the U.S., based on an authoritarian view in which young people are indoctrinated into the value system of presumably virtuous adults through didactic instruction. The other reflects the well-established yet currently marginal discourse emphasizing attention to the whole environment in which character is developed and enacted and in which reflection on morality, rather than didactic instruction in morality, is the primary instructional approach. By focusing on these two distinct regions and their conceptions of character, the authors situate the character education movement at the turn of the twenty-first century in the context of historical notions about the nature of character and regional conceptions regarding the nature of societal organization. This enlightening volume is relevant to scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students across the field of education, particularly those involved in character education, moral development, discourse analysis, history and cultural foundations of education, and related fields, and to the wider public interested in character education.

Reel Character Education

A Cinematic Approach to Character Development

Author: William B. Russell III, Ph.D.,Stewart Waters

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 161735127X

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 5065

Values, attitudes, and beliefs have been depicted in movies since the beginning of the film industry. Educators will find this book to be a valuable resource for helping explore character education with film. This book includes an overview of the history of character education, a discussion of how to effectively teach with film, and a discussion about analyzing film for educational value. This book offers educators an effective and relevant method for exploring character education with today’s digital and media savvy students. This book details how film can be utilized to explore character education and discusses relevant legal issues surrounding the use of film in the classroom. Included in this book is a filmography of two hundred films pertaining to character education. The filmography is divided into four chapters. Each chapter details fifty films for a specific educational level (elementary, middle, high school, and postsecondary). Complete bibliographic information, summary, and applicable character lesson topics are detailed for each film. This book is clearly organized and expertly written for educators and scholars at the elementary, middle, high school, and postsecondary levels.

Character Education

Transforming Values Into Virtue

Author: Holly Shepard Salls

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761836124

Category: Education

Page: 153

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Character Education juxtaposes John Dewey's philosophy of the person and values education with Alasdair MacIntyre's treatment of Aristotle's virtue theory in order to highlight the importance of virtue in developing good character. The initial overview of character education from colonial times to the present provides a context for understanding character formation and education taking place now. Salls' own contributions to the topic temper the text with her practical suggestions about character education for educators and administrators. The years she has spent as a teacher of character lend Character Education the wisdom and experience of a seasoned educational practitioner.

SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Author: James Arthur,Ian Davies,Carole Hahn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206777

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 8098

This handbook brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, gender. Section four provides insights into different characterisations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.

Building Learning Communities with Character

How to Integrate Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Author: Bernard Novick,Jeffrey S. Kress,Maurice J. Elias

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 087120665X

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 3662

Offers a nine-step problem-solving approach to address the obstacles faced by school administrators as they initiate or maintain a goal-oriented environment that supports learning and achievement.

Educating Character Through Stories

Author: David Carr,Tom Harrison

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845407938

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 8786

What could be the point of teaching such works of bygone cultural and literary inheritance as Cervantes' Don Quixote and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in schools today? This book argues that the narratives and stories of such works are of neglected significance and value for contemporary understanding of human moral association and character. However, in addition to offering detailed analysis of the moral educational potential of these and other texts, the present work reports on a pioneering project, recently pursued by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, concerned precisely with the use of these and other stories for moral and character education in schools. The success of the 'Knightly Virtues' project is an inspiring story in its own right and should therefore be of enormous interest to all schools, teachers and parents rightly concerned with this all-important aspect of their children's educational development.

The Making of Character

Author: John MacCunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107425786

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1780

Originally published in 1900, this book presents a discussion of the relationship between ethics and education. The text is divided into four main parts: 'Congenital Endowment: its Nature and Treatment'; 'Educative Influences'; 'Sound Judgment'; and 'Self-Development and Self-Control'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy and the history of education.

Challenges from the Middle

Inner City Middle Schools and the Need for Character Education

Author: Emeka Nzeocha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479712698

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 5397

Behavior. Personality. Adolescence. Academic performance. These are some of the buzz phrases prevalent in middle school settings as educators wrestle with how to understand, manage, lead, and work with our middle school students and help shape them into responsible young adults. Character education (and many terms like it) is a concept that has been around for many years on every level of the educational process. In the middle school setting, there is an urgent need for character education, regardless of what form it takes. Sadly, some schools and/or the administration abandon this process in the vigorous pursuit of higher test scores. This book condenses my empirical research into character education with a focus on the inner city middle school setting. I examined how school stakeholders viewed this topic, what they know about it, why they support or disapprove of character education, and possible steps schools could take to implement their own initiatives successfully, both in the middle school setting and others as well.

Moral Education for Americans

Author: Robert D. Heslep

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275950736

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 7511

Discusses the changes that schools, families, political structures, and economic institutions must undergo if they are to support the moral education of Americans.

Education for Values

Author: David Clarence McClelland

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780829010107

Category: Moral education

Page: 220

View: 8609


The Case for Character Education

A Developmental Approach

Author: Alan L. Lockwood

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771104

Category: Electronic books

Page: 129

View: 2331

In this dynamic look at the current state of character education, Alan Lockwood assesses its strengths and weaknesses and finds fault with leading advocates for failing to respond to sound critiques of their work. Lockwood argues that contemporary character education can be significantly improved by using key principles from established theories and research on developmental psychology. He offers numerous examples to support his recommendations while inviting character education theorists and practitioners to generate their own implications from his presentation. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in improving the quality of values-based education for children and adolescents.

Formation of Character

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627931155

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 297

View: 4311

Formation of Character is the fifth volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling series. The chapters stand alone and are valuable to parents of children of all ages. Part I includes case studies of children (and adults) who cured themselves of bad habits. Part II is a series of reflections on subjects including both schooling and vacations (or "stay-cations" as we now call them). Part III covers various aspects of home schooling, with a special section detailing the things that Charlotte Mason thought were important to teach to girls in particular. Part IV consists of examples of how education affected outcome of character in famous writers of her day. Charlotte Mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. She believed that children are born persons worthy of respect, rather than blank slates, and that it was better to feed their growing minds with living literature and vital ideas and knowledge, rather than dry facts and knowledge filtered and pre-digested by the teacher. Her method of education, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, music, and poetry; nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching; use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. Schooling is teacher-directed, not child-led, but school time should be short enough to allow students free time to play and to pursue their own worthy interests such as handicrafts. Traditional Charlotte Mason schooling is firmly based on Christianity, although the method is also used successfully by s

Citizenship and Higher Education

The Role of Universities in Communities and Society

Author: James Arthur,Karen Bohlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134312172

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 3799

What are the obligations of the university to society and its communities? What are the virtues of university education? What are the university's ethical responsibilities to its students? The role of citizenship and civic responsibility in higher education is a highly contested yet crucial element of any consideration of the role of university in society. This book offers thoughtful insights into this role, outlining the intellectual and practical tensions and pressures which come to bear upon higher education institutions. Wide ranging in scope, it offers perspectives from British, European, Canadian and North American educational environments. Citizenship and Higher Education will prove stimulating reading for anyone concerned with the ethics of education and the university's place in society - including educationalists, researchers, sociologists and policy-makers.