The Importance Of Character Education

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Register to read the introduction… It is as Professor Thomas Likona stated, "Transmitting moral values to the next generation has always been one of the most important functions of a civilization" (line 3). This is because the only way the children of the generation will only be taught to behave themselves, and will respect others regardless of age, gender, race, religion, and other characteristics. Character education can also lead to improved academic performances. The NSOC is the National Schools of Character and "100% of the 2011 NSOC reporting experienced an increase in state reading and math scores – or have passing rates above 90%" (“Character” par 4). Along with teaching valuable morals and ethics, the students are actually learning from their teachers instead of misbehaving during class or having their attention drawn away from learning due to other classmates misbehaving. "For them to become upstanding members of their communities, they need to know the proper way to treat other people, and these are the things that they learn and understand through character education” (McKee par 11). If a character educated child were to encounter a child who is not well educated in character, they are bound to leave some sort of inspiring impression on the child lacking character. This turns character education into more of a necessity rather than an option to help shape the community in a positive manner, because there is no other way to inherit these traits into everybody over night, rather than to teach it to the youth of the world to pass on to the future generations. In fact, according to Jessica Lahey, "Schools that teach character education report higher academic performance, improved attendance, reduced violence, fewer disciplinary issues, reduction in substance abuse, and less vandalism" (par 4). Character education also reduces crime rate as it teaches the students not only to respect others, …show more content…
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