Profiles in Character: Twenty-Six Stories That Will Instruct and Inspire Teenagers

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August 2007



Compassion, courage, honesty, integrity, loyalty, responsibility, and wisdom are qualities we all admire and desire for our children as well as ourselves. Profiles in Character presents twenty-six inspirational and thoughtful stories illustrating seventeen universally admired virtues. This is a book written for teachers by a teacher. These stories will instruct and inspire students and provide material for "teaching in the affective domain." Since each story can be read in five minutes or less and is accompanied by discussion questions and follow-up activities, the stories can be used as brief devotionals or to occupy a full class period. Each virtue is illustrated by one to three stories and can be implemented from middle school to graduate school as part of students' character education. These classroom-tested stories provide enough material to make a substantial contribution to a character education curriculum.


Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Adaptability Chapter 6 Altruism Chapter 7 Authenticity Chapter 8 Compassion Chapter 9 Courage Chapter 10 Empathy Chapter 11 Endurance Chapter 12 Forgiveness Chapter 13 Happiness Chapter 14 Honesty Chapter 15 Integrity Chapter 16 Loyalty Chapter 17 Perserverance Chapter 18 Responsibility Chapter 19 Thoughtfulness Chapter 20 Wisdom Part 21 Endnotes


Max Malikow is an Assistant Professor of Education at Le Moyne College and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University. His other books include Teachers for Life (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) and Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide, co-authored with Earl Grollman. He is also a psychotherapist in private practice in Syracuse, New York.


In an age of 'reality entertainmen' Profiles in Character allows teenagers to engage in 'reality learning.' This book is a refreshing approach to quality character education. -- Ron Osinski, Liverpool Central School District Max Malikow recognizes the power of stories for promoting thoughtful discussions. Books like Max's are always needed, but especially so now. -- Dr. Stephen Fleury, Professor of Education, Le Moyne College The title of this book is an understatement. These stories will instruct and inspire anybody who reads them, regardless of age. -- Rabbi Dr. Earl Grollman, author of Explaining Death to Children Those looking for ethically rich materials for high school level need look no further than Max Malikow's Profiles in Character. And you don't need to be an educator to enjoy this anthology - just someone interested in living well. -- Tom Lickona, author of Character Matters, Director of the Center for Respect and Responsibility
EAN: 9780761836865
ISBN: 0761836861
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 109 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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