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100 Ways to Promote Character Education

100 Ways to Promote Character Education This list was compiled by the staff of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University with the input from numerous teachers and administrators. Boston University Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character, 605 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02212; Ph. (617) 353-3262.   Hang …

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11 Commandments of Character Education Leadership

  1. Be a builder and promoter of the vision of character education. 2. Be a communicator to students, parents, and staff about your program—through newsletters, handbooks, parent nights, and assemblies. 3. Be a member or supporter of committees that are working on your character initiative. 4. Be a recruiter of parents to work on …

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8 Strength of Character

8 STRENGTHS OF CHARACTER FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL,WORK, AND BEYOND Smart & Good High Schools, the just-released national report based on our Center’s two-year study of 24 high schools and adolescent character development, is now available for downloading from our new high school web site ( The report describes a wide range of promising practices …

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A Character-Based Approach to Sex Education

A Character-Based Approach to Sex Education No discussion of moral and character education can exclude sex education. More young People, I believe, are at risk from the destructive consequences of premature, uncommitted sex than from any other single threat to their healthy physical, emotional, and moral development. To consider just one dimension of the physical …

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Curbing Bad Language

Curbing Bad Language Tom Lickona and Matt Davidson Center for the 4th and 5th Rs In a 1999 Zogby Poll of New York State teachers, 77 percent ranked students’ use of profanity as their most serious behavior problem. How can we teach students to be more reflective and respectful in their use of language? SEVEN …

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Raising Children of Character

Adapted from Chapter 2  of Professor Thomas Lickona’s  famous book :  Character Matters How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues (Simon & Schuster, 2004)   RAISING CHILDREN OF CHARACTER What used to happen to 10th-graders is now routine among 8th-graders. Trouble with the law.  Promiscuity.  Pregnancy.  Parties with alcohol and without …

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Stages of Moral Reasoning

The Stages of Moral Reasoning: Preschool to Adulthood By Dr. Thomas Lickona, PhD Award-Winning Character-Education Speaker & Award-Winning Book “Educating for Character” (Excerpt from Raising Good Children, by Dr. Thomas Lickona, pp. 11-15, A Bantam Book, Sept. 1983, Feb. 1985, Oct. 1994, New York). Used by permission for one year from Random House. For on-line …

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Talking with Kids/Youths about Sex, Love & Character

After hearing Prof  Lickona’s Talk about the importance of Talking with Kids/Youths about Sex & Love,  I cannot help it but to sponsor a Public Talk for our Singapore Youths in 2007,  about 600 Secondary & Junior Colleges came.   The session didn’t turned out awkward as one would expect.   On the contrary,   …

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The Power of Modeling in Children's Character Development

In D. Streight (Ed.), Parenting for Character: Five Experts, Five Practices. Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (, 2008. THE POWER OF MODELING IN CHILDREN’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT By Tom Lickona The character education movement of the past two decades, arguably the most important educational reform movement of our time, reflects a deepening national concern about …

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