Here is a book written for parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, intended as a tool for character development. It emphasizes building supportive climates that promote ethical development, while stressing listening, dialogue, and problem solving. Proper use of this book will allow the child to become less parent-dependent and more independent and peer-oriented in their thinking.
Joseph P. Hester is a retired curriculum specialist for the Catawba County School System in Newton, North Carolina. He has taught and worked in the public schools for 26 years. Before that, he was a college professor, teaching history, religion, and philosophy for over a decade. He has trained teachers throughout the United States and Canada specializing in integrating thinking processes, problem solving, and the teaching of ethics in the curriculum of the public schools.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgements Part 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Chapter 1 Developing a Supportive Home and Classroom Climate 6 Chapter 2 Examining Value Choices through Listening and Dialogue Chapter 7 Chapter 3 How to Talk with Children about Making Ethical Choices Chapter 8 Cahpter 4 Helping Children Develop Problem-Solving Skills Chapter 9 Chapter 5 Building Relationships and Resolving Conflicts Chapter 10 Chapter 6 Reestablishing Ethical Values