The great character debate: Does character education belong in our schools?
The National Liberty Museum conducted
a study that promotes character education
in schools. In response to the ongoing discussion around the importance of fostering "
," a strong presence of resilience among students, the NLM argues that a wide range of character traits should be taught, as well as developed in the school buildings.
A small scale study undertaken by a Boston University professor explored which
educators should focus on and how to go about doing so. The strengths or traits are broken down under three broader categories of character:
moral, civic, and performance
. A key takeaway from the study was that perseverance and school-connectedness were among the most powerful indicators of a student's grade point average.
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