26 Feb 2012

The Six E's of Character Education

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleThe Six E's of Character Education
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsRyan, K
Access Year2012
Access DateFeb 26, 2012
Last Update Date2011?
PublisherMarkkula Center For Applied Ethics
KeywordsCharacter Education, ethics, Values
Abstract

"....schools should embrace their role as a partner with parents in character education. By this, I do not mean trying to get kids to have the right attitude about gun control or ecology or gender issues or energy use or whatever the hot topic of the day is. There is a role for engaging children in discussion of such complicated ethical dilemmas, but true character education is about acquiring virtuous habits. It's about knowing what persistence is and then being able to stay the course, or about having a rich understanding of what kindness is and then being able to apply it.

What does that look like in the classroom? We can answer that question in terms of what I call "the six Es of character education."

Notes

An excellent balance article about Character Education

URLhttp://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v13n1/charactered.html
Alternate TitleSchools play a crucial role in teaching values and virtues.
Citation KeyctkeySixEsCharEdRyan

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