There is widespread agreement that schools should contribute to studentsa moral development and character formation. Currently 80% of states have mandates regarding character education. This apparent support for moral education, however, masks a high degree of controversy surrounding the meaning and the methods of moral and/or character education. The purpose of this Handbook is to replace the ideological rhetoric that infects this field with a comprehensive, research-oriented volume that includes the extensive changes that have occurred over the last fifteen years. Coverage includes the latest applications of developmental and cognitive psychology to moral and character education from preschool to college settings.learning and community service may be a solution to the flaws and problems of children and adolescents. ... For example, assertions have been made that children and adolescents can learn a great deal of academic knowledge from community ... They also had to write reflective essays on their soup kitchen experiences.
|Title||:||Handbook of Moral and Character Education|
|Author||:||Larry P. Nucci, Professor Psychology Larry Nucci, Tobias Krettenauer, Darcia Narvaez|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2008-04-30|