What’s Wrong with Character Education?

  title={What’s Wrong with Character Education?},
  author={Michael Davis},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  pages={32 - 57}
  • Michael Davis
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Education
  • American Journal of Education
We can distinguish three sorts of “character education”: (1) simple moral education (essentially, Kohlbergian moral education in the classroom), (2) just‐community education (a Deweyesque practice emphasizing democratic decision making outside the classroom), and (3) simple character education (attempting to build character both in and outside of class one trait at a time by emphasizing good behavior). Simple moral education may have a modest effect on character; just‐community education… 
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