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Subject: To Sukatunkb about character education

From: Barbara Patch (Barbara.Patch@valley.net)
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 14:18:29 EDT


I want to make sure you understand that character education as I see it
goes beyond personal beliefs such as religious and political preference, to
the heart of what is common to all people. Character education, in my
opinion is the universal traits that everyone agrees are important. These
traits affirm human worth and dignity and society can not exist without
them. Many different list have been produced with the common themes. I
appreciate a list, titled Pillars of Ethical Literacy, produced by the
Character Development Foundation in Manchester, NH. I will share the list
with you. I hope it works into your discussion of Inherit the Wind. I have
never read the book. Sorry I can't be more specific.

Trustworthiness
        Honesty
        Integrity
        Friendship
        Cooperation
Respect
        Civility
        Respect for Human Rights: life liberty, equality
        Respect for the bodies and feelings of others
Responsibility
        Prudence
        Teamwork
        Good Work Habits
                willingness to work
                pride in quality work
                reliability
                sense of duty
                persistence, self-discipline
                self-evaluation
        Good decision making
        A lifestyle which promotes health and well being
        Freedom of conscience
        Moral courage
Fairness
        Tolerance
        Peace and Harmony
Caring
        Empathy
        Helpfulness
        Compassion
Citizenship
        Justice
        Participation in community life
        Skills using the democratic process


 

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