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Title The construction of children's character / edited by Alex Molnar
Published Chicago ; [Great Britain] : NSSE : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, [1997]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  370.7 Nat  1997/96/2  AVAILABLE
 MELB  370.114 Mol/Coc  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Series Ninety-sixth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 0077-5762 ; pt. 2
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education ; 96th, pt. 2
Contents Character education and community / Nel Noddings -- Character education from four perspectives on curriculum / William H. Schubert -- Research and practice in character education : a historical perspective / James S. Leming -- Educating for character : a comprehensive approach / Thomas Lickona -- For-character education / Edward A. Wynne -- Schools, character development, and citizenship / Jacques A. Benninga -- Connections between character education and multicultural education / Geneva Gay -- Chemistry or character? / Hugh Sockett -- What inner-city children say about character / Beverly Cross -- School as a caring community : a key to character education / Eric Schaps, Victor Battistich, and Daniel Solomon -- The politics of character education / David Purpel -- The trouble with character education / Alfie Kohn -- Commercial culture and the assault on children's character / Alex Molnar -- What is character education? / Alan L. Lockwood
Summary This volume provides an analysis of approaches to moral education in the 1960s and 1970s and then moves to a description and analysis of more contemporary efforts that characterize the current 'movement' for character education. It becomes clear, however, that 'the current movement' is a misnomer, for there are marked differences today among those who are concerned with the moral and character development of children. And there are others who are critical of the idea that schools should be involved in character education at all
This book provides a comprehensive overview and a critical assessment of the theory and practice of various contemporary approaches to character education in the schools. The volume has been designed to help readers acquire a well-grounded understanding of the controversies that surround this very complex subject. In one way or another, character education has been a persistent concern of schools for generations. But recent developments have led to a perception that society is in a period of decline, that other social institutions have been unable to stem that tide, and that the schools should address the problem directly and with greater energy
Analysis Education Aims and objectives United States
Moral education United States
Personality development United States
Values United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Moral education -- United States.
Moral education.
Personality development -- United States.
Personality development.
Values -- United States.
Author Molnar, Alex.
National Society for the Study of Education.
LC no. 96072097
ISBN 0226533670