Exploring and implementing select character education programs for young children in Florida
Stemming from the lack of character education in today's public schools and the desire to integrate a teaching character traits into the everyday curriculum this study sheds light on the current character education programs their successes and failures and shows how the everyday classroom teacher 9an use teachable moments and children's literature to teach students character traits such as respect for self and others. The purpose of this study was to ensure that character education could be taught in addition to academic subjects without disrupting the plethora of requirements required by the classroom teacher. As a result of my study, I found that incorporating character education in an everyday classroom is difficult, however possible. I also found that school wide reinforcement and program might be more beneficial than just one program with in a single classroom. I also provided the reader with the possibility to incorporate character education in the early childhood classroom if he or she so desires.
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Monaghan, Erin Farrell, "Exploring and implementing select character education programs for young children in Florida" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 841.