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What type of character education should be taught in school?

This is a discussion of character education. Should it be taught in school? What curriculum and specific character traits should be taught? What standard should be used to determine why certain traits should be taught at the expense of others? What are the desired results of character education?

What type of character education would you implement in your school?

Wow! Character education is, in my opinion, a moral minefield.

The most difficult aspect of character education is deciding what the standard is. In the politically correct, non-judgmental and relative society that we live in I have found that character education, in the school setting, is ineffective at best and counter-productive at its worst.

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What type of character education would you implement in your school?

Wow! Character education is, in my opinion, a moral minefield.

The most difficult aspect of character education is deciding what the standard is. In the politically correct, non-judgmental and relative society that we live in I have found that character education, in the school setting, is ineffective at best and counter-productive at its worst.

I believe that we have come to the point in our American society that most people follow a very pragmatic approach to life. Values and ethics are mostly relative the situation you find yourself in and almost any type of behavior can be justified. You can hardly find anyone who is willing to stand up and say that lying is always wrong, that violence is bad or that helping others is more desirable than doing what you want first. If you can find someone to say these things the odds are that they don't actually practice them in their daily lives. The problem with the discrepancy between what people say and what they do is that it is hypocritical and hurts the idea of following certain values. Simply note how society feels about preachers who embezzle money from their congregations or have affairs with their secretaries. Alternatively notice how many cases have been covered recently in the news of teachers who have had inappropriate ...

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This is a discussion of character education. Should it be taught in school? What curriculum and specific character traits should be taught? What standard should be used to determine why certain traits should be taught at the expense of others? What are the desired results of character education? Over 900 words of original text.

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