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Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at … Continue reading

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The Self-Esteem Movement in Teaching: Results?

There has been a movement for at least 20 years to boost self-esteem in children. Why did this ever get going? Baumeister et. al. trace the literature to California Assemblyman John Vascocellos arguing that raising self-esteem in youth would reduce … Continue reading

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