Bringing in a New Era in Character Education [NOOK Book]

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"Schools from K-12 to college campuses are increasingly paying attention to students' values and accepting responsibility for students' character. But how can we bring in this new era in character education in a way that makes the right kind of difference to young people? What are the approaches that will provide character education the solid foundation necessary to sustain it now and into the future? What obstacles in our current educational system must we overcome, and what new opportunities can we create?" "Bringing in a New Era in Character
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Bringing in a New Era in Character Education

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Overview

"Schools from K-12 to college campuses are increasingly paying attention to students' values and accepting responsibility for students' character. But how can we bring in this new era in character education in a way that makes the right kind of difference to young people? What are the approaches that will provide character education the solid foundation necessary to sustain it now and into the future? What obstacles in our current educational system must we overcome, and what new opportunities can we create?" "Bringing in a New Era in Character Education answers these questions, pointing out the directions that character education must take today and offering strategies essential for making progress in the field. The expert contributors explain how we can pass core values down to the younger generation in ways that will elevate their conduct and their life goals. They reveal why relativism has threatened the moral development of young people in our time - and what we can do to turn this around. And they show the critical importance of reestablishing student morality and character as targets of higher education's central mission." The authors make a case for "moral exemplarity" - actual human examples of moral excellence - as an effective tool of educational practice and describe how stoic warrior principles can offer a moral manner of managing one's emotions in times of pressure. Perhaps most important, they clarify the necessity of authority in any moral education endeavor - and show how it is actually a powerful force for both personal freedom and character building.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817929633
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 194
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Damon is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and a professor of education at Stanford University. Damon's current research explores how young people develop character and a sense of moral purpose in work, family, and community relationships. He also examines how young people can approach careers with an emphasis on creative innovation, excellence, and social responsibility.
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Table of Contents

Sect. I Cardiovascular System 1
1 Hypertension 1
2 Palpitations 9
3 Syncope 15
4 Chest Pain and Coronary Artery Disease 19
5 Cardiac Markers 33
6 Hyperlipidemia 37
7 Pericardial Disease 40
Sect. II Dermatology 43
8 Pruritis 43
9 Urticaria and Angioedema 47
Sect. III Endocrinology 51
10 Hypercalcemia 51
11 Gynecomastia 55
12 Galactorrhea 61
13 Hirsutism 68
14 Osteoporosis 71
15 Male Hypogonadism 75
16 Diagnostic Approach to Endocrine Disorders 79
Sect. IV Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Disorders 115
17 Acute Abdomen 115
18 Diarrhea 119
19 Dyspepsia and Peptic Ulcer Disease 126
20 Jaundice 130
21 Ascites 136
22 Hepatomegaly 140
23 Assessing Liver Chemistries 146
24 Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Disorders 149
Sect. V General Medicine 167
25 Edema 167
26 Fatigue 173
27 Involuntary Weight Loss 178
28 Obesity 182
29 Tumor Markers 186
Sect. VI Gynecology 191
30 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 191
31 The Palpable Breast Mass 197
32 Amenorrhea 200
33 Infertility 204
34 Vaginitis 208
35 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 214
36 Interpretation of the Abnormal Pap Smear 219
37 Ovarian Cancer Screening 226
Sect. VII Hematology 229
38 Lymphadenopathy 229
39 Splenomegaly 236
40 Bruising 241
41 Complete Blood Counts and Diagnostic Approach to Anemias 244
42 Serum Protein Electrophoresis and Immunofixation 259
43 Diagnostic Approach to Hematologic Disorders 261
Sect. VIII Infectious Diseases 281
44 Fever of Unknown Origin 281
45 Tuberculosis 285
46 Primary HIV Infection in the Adult 287
47 Tick Bites 290
48 Diagnostic Approach to Common Infectious Diseases 292
Sect. IX Neurology 303
49 Delirium 303
50 Dementia 309
51 Headache 316
52 First Seizure in the Adult Patient 324
53 Sleep Disorders 331
54 Evaluation of Cerebrospinal Fluid 337
Sect. X Otolaryngology 341
55 Hoarseness 341
56 Sinusitis 347
57 Otitis Media 350
58 Otitis Externa 353
59 Hearing Loss 355
60 Solitary Neck Mass 360
Sect. XI Pulmonary 365
61 Cough 365
62 Dyspnea 370
63 Evaluation of Pleural Effusions 375
64 Hemoptysis 381
65 Diagnostic Approach to Pulmonary Disorders 386
Sect. XII Renal/Genitourinary 395
66 Dysuria 395
67 Hematuria 401
68 Polyuria 407
69 Urinary Incontinence 412
70 Oliguria 421
71 Sodium Imbalance 422
72 Potassium Imbalance 426
73 Proteinuria 430
74 Azotemia 435
75 Acid-Base Disorders 437
76 Diagnostic Approach to Renal Disorders 450
Sect. XIII Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal 467
77 Arthritis 467
78 Low Back Pain 475
79 Myalgia 482
80 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein 486
81 The Complement System 488
82 Antinuclear Antibodies 491
83 Diagnostic Approach to Common Rheumatologic Problems 493
App. A Jaundice: Diagnostic Evaluation Algorithm 501
App. B Chronic Cough Algorithm 505
Index 507
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