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Building Character in Schools:

Title 2:

Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life

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The responsibility to develop strong moral character not only falls upon parents, but on schools as well.  Building Character in Schools: Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life offers a educators a framework for developing strong character education programs in their schools. 

Research has shown that one of the many benefits of character education is increased academic performance and improved school behavior.  Authors Kevin Ryan and Karen E. Bohlin use their 50 years of combined educational experience to explain what schools must do in order to teach children the habits and characteristics that will help them not only succeed in school, but also become successful, productive adults.  

The contents of Building Character in Schools include:

  • Character Education: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
  • Views, Values, or Virtues?
  • Building a Community of Virtue
  • Cultivating Character Through the Curriculum 
  • Engaging Parents in Character Education
  • The Teacher's Work; Nurturing Character
  • Helping Students Take Command.
Among the valuable resources provided in the book are:
  •  A detailed seven-point program
  • Character quotes
  • Character education manifesto
  • Action strategies for teachers to bring character education to life
  • "Ten Commandments for Parents"
  • Exemplary moral education curricula
  • Sample mini-units

Character education that helps children and young adults develop a strong sense of values and ethics benefits students in various ways today, and benefits society in the long term. 

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