25 Feb 2012

Teaching Values in School: An Interview with Steve Johnson

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleTeaching Values in School: An Interview with Steve Johnson
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsJohnson, S, Hanson, KO
Access Year2012
Access DateFeb 25, 2012
Last Update Date2011?
PublisherMarkkula Center For Applied Ethics
KeywordsCharacter Education, Virtues
Abstract

How do children become moral people, and what role do schools have in that process? In this conversation, Ethics Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson discusses the issues with Director of Character Education Steve Johnson

Kirk O. Hanson: Steve, let me begin with a simple question: What is character education?

Steve Johnson: Schools have always been interested in three kinds of outcomes:
1. skills—what our students are able to do
2. knowledge—what they know
3. character—the kind of people they become

Sometimes character is talked about in terms of citizenship. When I was in school, we used the term deportment. But whatever we call it, as educators, we've always been interested in building positive, productive citizens.

Notes

This is a very interesting article about character development in schools which also can apply to everyday life. There are also other articles about character development on this website.

URLhttp://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v13n1/interview.html
Citation KeyctkeyTeachValuesInSchoolJohnson

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