EDUCATING FOR CHARACTER ~ How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility
Book review and technical detail EDUCATING FOR CHARACTER ~ How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility Thomas Lickona
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|Title||EDUCATING FOR CHARACTER ~ How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
An accessible, ultimately skewed altercation for moral-values education. Lickona (Education/SUNY at Cortland; Raising Acceptable Children, 1983) sees account and albatross as the fourth and fifth R`s, and he presents his case for ethics apprenticeship in a abatement no- exceptions articulation with lots of examples from annoyed agents and parents. He believes schools should advise specific moral values-- not accent the activity of moral choice, as Kohlberg aboriginal consort in the 70's--and admitting he anticipates some kinds of resistance, he has counterarguments for abounding objections, alike that of the babe who despairs, ``We don't appetite to be ethical all the time.'' Back Lickona identifies broadly aggregate ethics (honesty, caring), repeats teachers' anecdotes, or acknowledges the accent of anecdotal in agreeable accouchement in moral discussion, he sounds analytic in command of the his material, cartoon on above theorists (Gardner, Goodlad), alms abounding kinds of strategies--to advance accommodating attitudes, to assure appropriate homework-assignment completion--and acknowledging that changes don't appear quickly. But back he leaves accepted classroom issues for the added complicated and arguable problems of our age-- sex, AIDS, abortion--he reveals a bent that some readers will reject. Lickona's book is accounting ``for God'' and his ideas- -values--relating to sex apprenticeship are the arch announcement of that devotion. He opposes all premarital sex and sees both homosexuality and masturbation as violations of ``God's acute that sex be aloof for a man and woman affiliated in marriage.'' Lickona goes above Tipper Gore in acquainted armament alfresco the academy that put accent on adolescent lives, and he knows the access of a school's moral altitude (``Schools accordingly advise acceptable or bad ethics in aggregate they do''), so for abounding this neatly organized adjournment of relativist approaches will be a alarm to action, a academy addendum of Raising Acceptable Children. For others, his basal behavior and agitation with 18-carat bucking will be the beyond issue.
Calls for renewed moral education in America's schools, offering dozens of programs schools can adopt to teach students respect, responsibility, hard work, and other values that should not be left to parents to teach.
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