Is Character Education the Answer?

Developing teenagers’ self-regulation may require something other than parables, slogans, inspirational banners, and encouragement from compassionate teachers.

Behind the Headline: Barack Obama vs. the Culture of Poverty

Two giants of the blogosphere, Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, have been engaging in an epic debate this month over the concept of “the culture of poverty.”

Reform Agenda Gains Strength

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools higher grade than others do

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do

High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do

Remarkably little has been written about the state of citizenship education in our schools. Pollsters/analysts Steve Farkas and Ann Duffett have delivered an invaluable service in their new study “High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do.”

An Appeal to Authority

The new paternalism in urban schools

The new paternalism in urban schools

By David Whitman    Character Education, Features, On Top of the News  

Civics Exam

Schools of choice boost civic values

Schools of choice boost civic values

From Aristotle to Angelou

Best practices in character education

Best practices in character education

By Paul J. Dovre    Character Education, Features  

Tug of War

The Right wants schools to inculcate civic values. So does the Left. Which is why the public schools should avoid civic education atogether

A fierce debate over civic education in America’s public schools has erupted in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Broadly speaking, liberal approaches to civic education have emphasized the need to resist jingoism and to explore why America induces such hatred in certain parts of the world. By contrast, conservative responses to […]

By JAMES B. MURPHY    Character Education, Research  

Vote Early, Vote Often

The role of schools in creating civic norms

The role of schools in creating civic norms

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL    Character Education, Features  
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