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Building Character in Schools: Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life

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Young people in America today face a crisis of character. Traditional role models continue to disappoint the public, falling short of expectations and fostering cynicism rather than idealism. As a result, many young people struggle to distinguish right from wrong and seem indifferent to whether it matters. It clearly becomes the task of parents and schools to re-engage the ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by Jossey-Bass (first published 1998)
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Katy
Feb 22, 2009 Katy rated it really liked it
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Back when I was teaching, "Values clarification" was thought to be the best tool for resolving "issues" in a non-judgmental framework. It seemed a rather bankrupt approach to me as I have always thought character education was the key to individual growth and, ultimately, school improvement. I still do. And this is an excellent book.
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Jul 21, 2015 Ted Mallory rated it it was amazing
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Great book. Useful resource. I've only got one assign,net left for this class and I'll really miss it. I feel like I learned a great deal & I hope I'll be able to use it to help students this Fall.
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This book is a good reminder of the true purpose of education--to make us better people.
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It discusses great ideas, but it is redundant.
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