Character Education: Transforming Values into Virtue

Character Education: Transforming Values into Virtue

by Holly Shepard Salls
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761836128

ISBN-13: 9780761836124

Pub. Date: 11/09/2006

Publisher: University Press of America

Character Education juxtaposes John Dewey's philosophy of the person and values education with Alasdair MacIntyre's treatment of Aristotle's virtue theory in order to highlight the importance of virtue in developing good character. The initial overview of character education from colonial times to the present provides a context for understanding character formation

Overview

Character Education juxtaposes John Dewey's philosophy of the person and values education with Alasdair MacIntyre's treatment of Aristotle's virtue theory in order to highlight the importance of virtue in developing good character. The initial overview of character education from colonial times to the present provides a context for understanding character formation and education taking place now. Salls' own contributions to the topic temper the text with her practical suggestions about character education for educators and administrators. The years she has spent as a teacher of character lend Character Education the wisdom and experience of a seasoned educational practitioner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761836124
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/09/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Dedication Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acknowledgements Part 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Character Education: An Introduction Chapter 7 John Dewey Chapter 8 Alasdair MacIntyre Chapter 9 A New Vision in Character Education Part 10 Conclusion Part 11 Abbreviations Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 Notes Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Author

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