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Character Compass

How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success

Scott Seider (author) Howard Gardner (foreword)

ISBN: 9781612504872

Publication Date: Dec 2012

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways. MoreOne school focuses on students' moral character development, another emphasises civic character development, and the third prioritises performance character development. Drawing on surveys, interviews, field notes, and student achievement data, this highlights the unique effects of these distinct approaches to character development.
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In Character Compass, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways.

One school focuses on students' moral character development, another emphasises civic character development, and the third prioritises performance character development. Drawing on surveys, interviews, field notes, and student achievement data, Character Compass highlights the unique effects of these distinct approaches to character development as well as the implications for parents, educators, and policymakers committed to fostering powerful school culture in their own school communities.
Pages 296
Date Published 30 Dec 2012
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Subject/s Education  

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