Changes and transformations in the philosophy of character education in the 20 th century

Floyd D. Beachum, Carlos R. McCray

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Character education is a "hot-button" issue in many educational circles. It can be both controversial and divisive. Though there is generous support from politicians, educators, and parents, character education is still somewhat mired by its lack of scope. This examination proposes that current character education proponents can find new frameworks for implementation by observing the history of character education. Twentieth century character education efforts are examined with regard to sociohistorical influences and philosophical vicissitudes. Careful consideration is given to the interaction and contributions of the school and society in terms of promoting and developing character education.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEssays in Education
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


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