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An Integrated Approach to Character Education
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An Integrated Approach to Character Education

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December 1997 | 192 pages | Corwin
This book proposes an effective, action-oriented way of addressing students' values and character growth. The contributors emphsize combining three vital aspects of teaching and learning: thinking, feeling, and acting. Contributing authors address the principles that form the integrated approach to character education. Two chapters are devoted to each principle, with a practitioner and a research scholar offering a balanced view. Real-world examples help translate the six key principles into an integrated character education program: * Character education is a part of every subject * Integrated character education is action education * A positive school environment helps build character * Character development is encouraged through administrative policy and practice * Empowered teachers promote character development * The school and community are vital partners in developing character The information in this book can help you teach your students to * Feel and show empathy for others' self-esteem * Respect others' rights * Develop and use self-discipline * Recognize their own responsibilities This book shows what you can do to promote character growth in students and teach them how to know right from wrong. An integrated approach to teaching character education will make all the difference in the way your students think, feel, and act.

Timothy Rusnak
Introduction
The Six Principles of Integrated Character Education  
 
PART ONE: CHARACTER EDUCATION IS NOT A SUBJECT, IT IS PART OF EVERY SUBJECT
Timothy Rusnak
Integrating Character into the Life of the School
William J Switala
Making Character Work
 
PART TWO: INTEGRATED CHARACTER EDUCATION IS ACTION EDUCATION
Thomas Farrelly
Character, Curriculum and Action Education
James Antis
Learning beyond the Classroom
 
PART THREE: A POSITIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT HELPS BUILD CHARACTER
Mark John Tierno
Building a Positive Classroom Environment
Kenneth Barbour
More Than a Good Lesson Plan
 
PART FOUR: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS ENCOURAGED THROUGH ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PRACTICE
James E Henderson
Leadership, Character Growth, and Authenticity
Robert D Myers
Making Leadership Count
 
PART FIVE: EMPOWERED TEACHERS PROMOTE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Frank M Ribich
Constructing Learning and Character
Judy Heasley
Fostering Character Growth
 
PART SIX: THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ARE VITAL PARTNERS IN DEVELOPING CHARACTER
V Robert Agostino
Community, Character and Schooling
Donna Milanovich
Partnering with the Community
Paul Black
Epilogue: Getting Started

"This book ought to be required reading for people who want to influence the moral development of students in schools. It effectively bridges the gaps between theory and practice, and between university educational researchers and K-12 teachers and administrators."

CHOICE, June 1999

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