CHARACTER EDUCATION AS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING FOR THE FUTURE

  • McRobert Lewis Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States
  • Veronica Ponzio Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States

Abstract

This analysis seeks to examine the history and development of moral/character education in America during the 20th century providing structure for the character education movement in today’s educational context. The common denominator and key to character education for the future is community. The concept of community connects the three aforementioned themes and provides a roadmap for better implementation of character education. Careful consideration is given to the interaction and contributions of the school and society in terms of promoting and developing character education. Though there is generous support from politicians, educators, and parents, character education is still somewhat mired by its lack of scope. This examination proposes that current character education proponents can find new frameworks for implementation by observing the history of character education.

Published
May 28, 2016
How to Cite
LEWIS, McRobert; PONZIO, Veronica. CHARACTER EDUCATION AS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING FOR THE FUTURE. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 137-146, may 2016. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/92>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26811/peuradeun.v4i2.92.