character education

Are character strengths enough?

Kevin Ryan | 14 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, democracy, moral relativism
Teaching virtues to school children is only one part of handing on our moral heritage.

Let’s teach to a different test

Patrick D. Schloss | 01 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, education, standardised tests
Test scores? Who cares? My children will be successful if they have a lifelong love of learning.

Judge says 4-year-old can be sued for negligence

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, child development, parenting
How responsible can you expect a four-year-old to be? A lawsuit in Manhattan has raised that question after a judge ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a sidewalk can be sued for negligence.

Where children’s moral sense starts

Mary Rice Hasson | 01 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment, character education, morality, parenting
Kids increasingly lack “moral sense.” But why? And what can we do about it?

Character parts

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 January 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education
We hear a lot these days about giving children social skills, cultivating critical thinking, resilience, emotional intelligence and the like, but it all boils down to character -- a concept neglected for much of the 20th century.

Toddlers and TV sets don’t mix

Kevin Ryan | 05 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, education, IQ
The folly of trying to teach babies by plonking them in front of a television has finally been confirmed.

The meaning of manliness

Matthew Rarey | 14 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, manliness
A Harvard philosopher dares to talk at length about a modern taboo.

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