Design Team

1. Name of school (district)_______________________________

2. Choose character traits.

What traits do we value?

What traits do we see lacking?

3. Name the character education program using a target statement or phrase.

4. Choose a logo.

5. Recruit participants:



6. Plan Activities to promote character education:

Staff Development

Parent Awareness

School activities

Community Awareness/Media
7. Assessment:

Program Implementation

Program Effectiveness


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Bibliography for School and Community Wide Programs
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Brooks, D. & Goble, F. (1997). The case for character education: The role of the school in teaching values and virtues. Studio 4 Productions.
Bunzel, J. (Ed.) (1985). Challenge to American schools. Oxford University Press.
“Character Counts! Resource Guide.”
How to PREP using character education in schools, homes and communities.
“How to establish a values education program in your school: A Handbook for School Administrators.” (1991). Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson MD
“Exploring models of character education: A resource for character educators.” (1996). International Education Foundation.
“How to create a community of caring school.” Secondary Edition. Elementary Edition. Community of Caring.
Huf___Šfman, H. (1994). Developing a character education program. ASCD.
Jackson, P., Boostrom, R. & Hansen, D. (1993). The moral life of schools. Jossey Bass.
Leming, J. (1993). “Character education: Lessons from the past, models for the future. Institute for Global Ethics.
Lickona, T. Educating for character.
Schulman, M. (1995). Schools as moral communities. Anti-defamation League.
Vincent, P. (1996). Promising practices in character education: Nine success stories from around the country. Character Development Group.
Wiley, L. (1997). Comprehensive character-building classroom. CDF
Wiley, L. (In press). Comprehensive character-building school. CDF
Wynne, E. & Ryan, K. (1997). Reclaiming our schools. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall.