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Education with character, the moral economy of schooling £28.99

Author: ARTHUR, JAMES
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Pub Date: 28/11/2002
ISBN: 9780415277792
Availability: In stock
Quick overview 'Education with character' is the latest 'buzzphrase', but until now there's been no real concensus on some of the key issues. This book addresses the gap, adopting a cross-disciplinary approach to the matters in hand.
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The establishment of citizenship education as a compulsory subject has recently been accompanied by the government's policy of 'promoting education with character.' Schools are identified as having a crucial role to play in helping to shape and reinforce basic character traits that will ultimately lead to a better society. This radical new policy is explicitly linked to raising academic standards and to the needs of the emerging new economy. This book provides an introduction to character education within the British context by exploring its meanings, understandings, and rationale, through the perspective of a number of academic disciplines. The author examines character education from a philosophical, religious, psychological, political, social and economic perspective to offer a more detailed understanding of character education and what it can offer. He also considers how British schools can implement character education successfully and what lessons we can draw from the American experience. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy makers and teachers with responsibility for citizenship education in their schools.

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