Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools

Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools

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Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools is based upon descriptive, documentary, and qualitative research conducted on the award winning school applications in the United Stated Department of Education's Elementary School Recognition Program, i.e. the Blue Ribbon Schools. The purpose of the program is to focus national attention on schools that are doing an exceptional job with all of their students. Areas studied are developing a solid foundation of basic skills and knowledge of subject matter and fostering the development of character, values, and ethical judgment. The first edition of this book reported on the first decade of this program, from 1985 to 1994. The second edition adds the schools that have won the award from 1996-2001. Included are the Blue Ribbon schools that applied for Special Honors in Character Education and five that actually won that recognition in 1998-1999. This edition finds character education much stronger in American schools in recent years and is full of many promising practices. It is a practical book that will guide school administrators, teachers, parents, board members, and concerned citizens interested in starting or strengthening the character education focus of their school.Good discipline is related to fair rules, consistency of application, and most importantly, to outstanding teaching. Similarly, the Perley Elementary School in South Bend, Indiana, has its a€œFive Csa€”Caring, Courteous, Cooperative, ... Then, to reinforce the meaning of the citizenship traits, the student reads books that demonstrate traits being used positively and writes a one-page essay discussing the traits.

Title:Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools
Author: Madonna Murphy
Publisher:R&L Education - 2002-07-09

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