Character Education is an important component of the Rites of Passage Girls Program Curriculum. My school district emphasizes the importance of including Character education as a daily part of the lesson plan. Although lots of teachers are challenged by this requirement, I personally feel passionately about dissemination of this information because of the problems facing our children today's society. The Character Education workshops and activities will cover the following aspects of character education: 1) Honesty, 2) Citizenship, 3) Kindness, 4) Tolerance, 5) Respect, and 6) Self-Control. As a part of the rites of passage requirements, these activities will serve to build good character traits. The following are definitions provided for the various areas of character education by Broward County School District:
Knowing and displaying a high regard for rules, laws, government, heritage, and for those who have sacrificed for community and country.
Being truthful, thrustworthy and sincere.
Recognizing and respecting differences, values and beliefs of other people.
Having discipline over ones decisions and actions
Showing consideration and regard for people, places, animals and things.
Being helpful, thoughtful, caring, compassionate and considerate.
Do you think that it is unreasonable to ask teachers toinclude character education during daily lesson planning?