Colleges That Encourage Character Development: A Resource for Parents, Students, and Educators


This essential reference for parents and students is the first guidebook to recommend colleges and universities for their emphasis on service, leadership, spirtual growth, and substance-abuse prevention.
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This essential reference for parents and students is the first guidebook to recommend colleges and universities for their emphasis on service, leadership, spirtual growth, and substance-abuse prevention.
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Assembled by the John Templeton Foundation for students, parents, and educators, this work "profiles over 500 college and university programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives." The book is divided into three major parts: exemplary programs, presidential leadership, and a list of 100 profiles of Templeton Honor Roll colleges and universities. Unfortunately, this is not the comprehensive guide it claims to be; it is in fact subjective and biased. Most selection criteria given are not measurable or justified, and there is no mention of how data was collected and tabulated. (In some cases, a college president is honored but the college itself is not.) It should be pointed out that the mission of every college and university is not only to educate students but also to encourage character development; singling out a group of colleges and universities that place emphasis on character development is thus impossible. Finally, the arrangement of this book makes it difficult to use, and no index is provided. Most college-bound students and their parents will find this book of limited reference value.--Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890151287
  • Publisher: Templeton Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Templeton Guide Series
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,331,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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