Character Education, Part I, T&L 2900

Cultural changes in the family structure, the shifting role of parents, and the glorification of violence, drugs, and gang activity in popular culture have all contributed to changes in the behavior dynamics that impact schools, classrooms, and teachers. Negative social behaviors in classrooms and schools affect students' ability to learn. To help educators create a positive moral community, this course introduces historical and modern concepts of character and considers how to foreground those concepts for students' learning sake. Educators will study how to identify character issues in their own classrooms and how to mobilize resources from parents and community members. Integrating character education into the core curriculum through problem-solving and conflict-resolution activities will help educators focus on the notion of character with their students as they improve relationships in their communities within and beyond the school.

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