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The Elementary Teacher’S Role In Moral Education: An Investigation Of One Albuquerque Public School Site, Melanie L. Bauer Jan 2000

The Elementary Teacher’S Role In Moral Education: An Investigation Of One Albuquerque Public School Site, Melanie L. Bauer

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This paper examines the elementary teacher’s role as a moral educator. The context is the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) in New Mexico. I have investigated the Character Counts! program, the moral education program which has been adopted and utilized by the school district. I describe the goals and rationale behind the Character Counts! program, as written about in existing documentation and literature. In addition, I have conducted interviews with individuals in APS in charge of creating and disseminating such information. I have reported on the perceived effectiveness and shortcomings of the Character Counts! program as described by the people ...