Character / Moral Education
Schools can make significant strides toward moral development without taking time away from academics. Research
shows that academic levels either improve, or stay the same—they do not decline—when components of a research-based program for moral and ethical development are appropriately implemented.
Consultation in character education may address questions like:
- What steps can a school like ours take to develop caring, responsible citizens for tomorrow’s world?
- What parts of an ideal program can we implement if we don’t feel we are ready to do the whole thing?
- How can we integrate activities that foster moral growth into our curriculum?
- How much training does a staff need for an effective program?
- How can we get certain members of the community “on board” with what we would like to do?
- What kinds of programs are other schools having success with?
- How can we get parents to help with our moral development initiatives?
- What activities can you suggest for a school like ours?
Elementary Character / Moral Education
This consultation is specifically for schools working with CSEE’s elementary school resource, Creating Classrooms and Homes of Virtue. Depending on a school’s needs, it may address questions like:
- How can we devise a meaningful program within an already packed daily schedule?
- What character traits and behaviors are most important to and consistent with our school’s mission?
- What are appropriate expectations and developmental patterns in terms of understanding moral concepts, personal actions and behaviors for specific age groups?
- What tools and strategies can help guide and motivate parents in becoming fully involved in our character education program?
- How can young children become aware of and appreciate diversity, including ethnic, cultural and religious differences
In a time when schools are struggling with crowded schedules, overstressed children and frustrated parents, a solid and consistent character education program is all the more imperative. Mission statements are being revised to include a more global perspective and strategic actions toward diversity, religious tolerance and cultural understanding. Young children are in need of organized and caring instruction in the “how to’s” of living in a rapidly changing world — one that demands conscious awareness of their own behaviors as well as the practices and beliefs of others around them and in other parts of our world.
Through this consultation, administrators and teachers will find practical help for addressing their school’s specific needs. Various strategies for integrating a well-developed moral education program into the overall curriculum of the school will be presented and explored.
Pricing and Options
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