- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Education Press; 43270th edition (October 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612504868
- ISBN-13: 978-1612504865
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success 43270th Edition
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Scott Seider, a rising star in the field of education, has crafted an eloquent presentation of the lessons learned from three case studies of character education. Rather than present yet another implementation model, Character Compass highlights the importance of process, context, diversity, and commitment to a vision. This is a unique, intelligent, articulate, and valuable addition to the body of knowledge informing best and comprehensive practices. --Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri St. Louis
In this timely and solidly researched book, Scott Seider offers a vivid account of how three Boston-area charter schools cultivate character in their students. Seider carefully examines the distinct ways that the schools foster moral, behavioral, and civic dimensions of character, making the case throughout that a school s efforts to foster character do not come at the expense of academic achievement rather, they enhance it. This book will be an important read for educators, policy makers, and citizens who care about the full character development of the young. --William Damon, professor of education and director of the Center on Adolescence, Stanford University
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“In this timely and solidly researched book, Scott Seider makes the case that a school’s efforts to foster character do not come at the expense of academic achievement—rather, they enhance it. This book will be an important read for educators, policy makers, and citizens who care about the full character development of the young.” — William Damon, professor of education and director of the Center on Adolescence, Stanford University
“Scott Seider, a rising star in the field of education, has crafted an eloquent presentation that highlights the importance of process, context, diversity, and commitment to a vision. This is a valuable addition to the body of knowledge informing best practices in character education.” — Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
“Character Compass challenges me to reflect on our school’s curriculum, programming, practices, and messages. In what ways are we influencing our students’ character development, and in what ways are we missing opportunities to explicitly define and reinforce attitudes, beliefs, and actions that will positively shape their character?” — Peggy Kemp, headmaster, Fenway High School, Boston
“If you are interested in character education across a district, within a school, or in a single classroom, Character Compass is for you. Seider not only offers a strong theoretical framework to help guide big-picture decision making, he also provides rich, nuanced descriptions of how the character programs actually play out in schools. I can’t wait to share these portraits with my graduate students.” — Brent Maddin, provost and professor, Relay Graduate School of Education
Scott Seider, forward by Howard Gardner