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An integrated approach to character education
Rusnak, Timothy.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [1998]

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xxi, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Integrating character in the life of the school / Timothy Rusnak -- Making character work / William J. Switala -- Character, curriculum and action education / Thomas Farrelly -- Learning beyond the classroom / James Antis -- Building a positive classroom environment / Mark John Tierno -- More than a good lesson plan / Kenneth Barbour -- Leadership, character growth, and authenticity / James E. Henderson -- Making leadership count / Robert D. Myers -- Constructing learning and character / Frank M. Ribich -- Fostering character growth / Judy Heasley -- Community, character, and schooling / V. Robert Agostino -- Partnering with the community / Donna K. Milanovich -- Epilogue : getting started / Paul F. Black.
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LC311 .I68 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Shows how to promote character growth and discernment of right from wrong amongst schoolchildren of all age groups.

Author Notes

Rafael Manrique is a psychiatrist and counselor for couples and families. He has published several books in his native Spanish, including Conyugal y extraconyugal: Nuevas geografías amorosas , El diamante sin límites: La mente que podemos tener , and Sexo, erotismo y amor .

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This book ought to be required reading for people who want to influence the moral development of students in schools. It effectively bridges the gaps between theory and practice, and between university educational researchers and K-12 teachers and administrators. The approach outlined in its 12 chapters (half authored by college professors and half by school practitioners) is intended to infuse character education into every part of a school's organization, curriculum, and instruction. Practical examples nicely complement the philosophy and theory, resulting in a book likely to be useful to anyone interested in character education. The "research" chapters do a nice job of summarizing historical and contemporary approaches to moral education and setting forth principles to guide practice; they contain many references to more scholarly literature on character education. The "practice" chapters include extensive detail about successful character education approaches. While a critical reader might question the claim of "success" (given that almost all evidence is anecdotal), the "chatty" and personal nature of this book makes the ideas extremely accessible. Extensive list of resources and organizations (unfortunately does not include Web addresses). General readers and practitioners, and all academic levels. C. A. Cunningham Northeastern Illinois University

Table of Contents

IntroductionTimothy Rusnak
The Six Principles of Integrated Character Education
Part 1 Character Education Is Not A Subject, It Is Part Of Every Subject
Integrating Character into the Life of the SchoolTimothy Rusnak
Making Character WorkWilliam J Switala
Part 2 Integrated Character Education Is Action Education
Character, Curriculum and Action EducationThomas Farrelly
Learning beyond the ClassroomJames Antis
Part 3 A Positive School Environment Helps Build Character
Building a Positive Classroom EnvironmentMark John Tierno
More Than a Good Lesson PlanKenneth Barbour
Part 4 Character Development Is Encouraged Through Administrative Policy And Practice
Leadership, Character Growth, and AuthenticityJames E Henderson
Making Leadership CountRobert D Myers
Part 5 Empowered Teachers Promote Character Development
Constructing Learning and CharacterFrank M Ribich
Fostering Character GrowthJudy Heasley
Part 6 The School And Community Are Vital Partners In Developing Character
Community, Character and SchoolingV Robert Agostino
Partnering with the CommunityDonna Milanovich
Epilogue: Getting StartedPaul Black