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Overview

Here's how to teach character education in a way that will encourage your students' health and happiness at the same time as improving their learning experience. Teaching Virtues explains the current reality facing teachers—too much inspiration and not enough implementation—and responds with specific psychological and pedagogical strategies. Based upon the universal virtues present in the holistic American Indian view of ethics, the methods in this book enable educators to unify character and curriculum. A more ethical and more educated student is the result. View the Authors web site for more information, http://www.teachingvirtues.net

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Editorial Reviews

Don Bohl
Seldom do I receive manuscripts in this field with as much passion and beautiful writing as this. I wish we could have published it.
Larry Brendtro
The authors of Teaching Virtues invite the reader to think 'outside the box' as they construct an innovative model for character, drawing from the great spiritual traditions of First Nations people of North America.
Edward DeRoche and Mary Williams
We give our highest endorsement to Teaching Virtues. The authors present an approach that does not separate character education from effective teaching, but instead makes it foundational. After reading this book, you'll be certain that effective character education should not be a supplemental activity!
Vine Deloria
Teaching Virtues is a fundamental and welcomed change in educational approaches to building character. It uses a meaningful context for youth rather than just dishing out facts and hoping that kids will eventually succeed in life.
Thom Hartmann
In this brilliantly written, utterly practical book, the authors tell and show teachers—and anybody with an interest in our future generations—how to build this wise and ancient way of learning into both classroom practice and everyday life. Help make the world a better place: read and use this book now!
Parker J. Palmer
This splendid book will help us bring to education one of the most neglected and abused resources of our continent: the deep knowing of the American Indian people...Everyone who reads this book with an open heart and mind will emerge wiser and stronger for the experience.
Sunita Gandhi
This book offers a new but ancient perspective on teaching virtues. Like the American Indian people who practiced it for thousands of years, it does not allow us to separate character from content, and by this, makes it possible for us all to "walk the talk.
Ron Miller
Here is an educational approach that honors the interconnectedness of the world and helps our young people engage it with wisdom and integrity. The result is a refreshing perspective on character education.
C.A Bowers
Teaching Virtues adds to our understanding of the connections between the teaching of virtues and the practice of moral reciprocity within community.
Noam Chomsky
I read this book with much interest. The topics addressed here are of great importance for educational practice, and hence, as the authors rightly emphasize, for the larger society. They approach the issues of character education from a variety of directions, including a highly suggestive American Indian perspective that has been far too little understood in our culture. Teaching Virtues is a stimulating and thoughtful contribution.
Rachael Kessler
With clarity and directness, the authors provide an inspiring and practical guide for teachers to infuse character education throughout the curriculum. Their framework adds much needed meaning and integrity to learning and honors the creativity and wisdom of each teacher.
Vine Deloria Jr.
Teaching Virtues is a fundamental and welcomed change in educational approaches to building character. It uses a meaningful context for youth rather than just dishing out facts and hoping that kids will eventually succeed in life.
Ron Miller
Here is an educational approach that honors the interconnectedness of the world and helps our young people engage it with wisdom and integrity. The result is a refreshing perspective on character education..
Noam Chomsky
I read this book with much interest. The topics addressed here are of great importance for educational practice, and hence, as the authors rightly emphasize, for the larger society. They approach the issues of character education from a variety of directions, including a highly suggestive American Indian perspective that has been far too little understood in our culture. "Teaching Virtues" is a stimulating and thoughtful contribution.
Vine Deloria
Teaching Virtues" is a fundamental and welcomed change in educational approaches to building character. It uses a meaningful context for youth rather than just dishing out facts and hoping that kids will eventually succeed in life..
Larry Brendtro
The authors of "Teaching Virtues" invite the reader to think "outside the box" as they construct an innovative model for character, drawing from the great spiritual traditions of First Nations people of North America.
Rachael Kessler
With clarity and directness, the authors provide an inspiring and practical guide for teachers to infuse character education throughout the curriculum. Their framework adds much needed meaning and integrity to learning and honors the creativity and wisdom of each teacher.
Don Bohl
Seldom do I receive manuscripts in this field with as much passion and beautiful writing as this. I wish we could have published it.
Parker J. Palmer
This splendid book will help us bring to education one of the most neglected and abused resources of our continent: the deep knowing of the American Indian people...Everyone who reads this book with an open heart and mind will emerge wiser and stronger for the experience.
C.A. Bowers
Teaching Virtues" adds to our understanding of the connections between the teaching of virtues and the practice of moral reciprocity within community.
Booknews
The authors base their text on their American Indian culture and values, making this a departure from other books on the topic. The reader is provided with clearly described, well-organized guidelines for incorporating character education into their teaching. Initial chapters provide a lengthy introduction to the subject. Jacobs is head of the Education department of the Oglala Lakota College; Jacobs- Spencer (his daughter) holds an MA in math education and teaches eighth grade. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810839632
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Scarecrow Education Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 0.42 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Trent Jacobs is Head of the Education Department at Oglala Lakota College, and is the author of ten other books. He holds doctorates in health psychology and curriculum and instruction. Jessica Jacobs-Spencer is an eighth grade mathematics teacher in Arcata, California. She holds a Masters degree in Mathematics Education.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Strength of the North Chapter 2 Courage Connectedness and Commitment Part 3 The Enlightenment of the East Chapter 4 Blueprints for Success Chapter 5 Words and Meanings Chapter 6 The Process is the Outcome: Assessing Character Education Part 7 The Interconnections of the South Chapter 8 Social Studies, Of Course Chapter 9 Language Arts: The Art of Sharing Experience Chapter 10 Science and Virtue: Partnership for the Future Chapter 11 P.E.: Body, Mind, and Spirit Chapter 12 Mathematics and Character Chapter 13 The Visual and Performing Arts: Missing Links to Good Character Part 14 The Mysteries of the West Chapter 15 Not to Be Amiss: Thoughts on the Challenges Ahead Chapter 16 The Ten Commandments? Chapter 17 Hard Wakan Chapter 18 Learning Virtues in Higher Education Chapter 19 Conclusion: "The Beginning" Chapter 20 About the Authors Chapter 21 References

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