The Power of Character: Needed for, and Developed from, Teaching and Learning

  • Matthew Davidson
  • Vladimir Khmelkov
  • Thomas Lickona
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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors describe what they call the Smart & Good Schools model of character education, which focuses on performance character and moral character in a way designed to contribute to personal integrity. The Smart & Good Schools approach seeks to maximize the power of moral and performance character by viewing character as needed for and potentially developed from every act of teaching and learning. Character education thus conceived stands at the very center of schooling; it is not conducted as an ancillary or even parallel sequence with academic instruction, but rather in and through the teaching and learning process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Davidson
    • 1
  • Vladimir Khmelkov
    • 1
  • Thomas Lickona
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Excellence and Ethics (IEE)FayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at CortlandCortlandUSA

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