|Title||The Six E's of Character Education|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||Submitted|
|Access Date||Feb 26, 2012|
|Last Update Date||2011?|
|Publisher||Markkula Center For Applied Ethics|
|Keywords||Character Education, ethics, Values|
"....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."
An excellent balance article about Character Education
|Alternate Title||Schools play a crucial role in teaching values and virtues.|