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Character matters. As more and more schools are choosing to teach Character Education, trainee and beginning teachers need to know more. What is Character Education? Can it really be ‘taught’? How does children's learning benefit from discussions around character in the classroom? How do I teach it? What does good teaching of Character Education look like in the classroom?

Teachers as Character Educators
Teachers as character educators

Thomas Lickona (2005), one of the foremost experts in character education in America, notes ‘the humanity of the teacher is the most important moral lesson in the character education curriculum’. This chapter unpicks this argument and looks at the role and responsibility of primary school teachers as character educators. The chapter is based on the premise that teachers cannot simply be seen as technicians filling up their pupils' brains with knowledge detailed in a prescribed curriculum. They also ...

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