Character Education Case Study

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A wide variety of skills are needed for success in life. A student goes through early childhood education, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, trade school, college, graduate school, post-doctoral programs, certificate programs etc. The main focus is always to equip the student with knowledge and skills necessary to perform competently in their chosen area of endeavor. In our myopic focus, on a narrow skills set, we frequently overlook the real engine that drives success – character. The traditional focus of policymakers on academic achievement as a marker of people’s talents can cause them to miss the importance of non-cognitive skills, also called character skills. There is now growing evidence that these skills which include…show more content…
Competence, without the character to control it, often results in disastrous consequences. The basic objective of this paper “A study on transforming students lives through Character education” aims at understanding the concept of character education and by this witnessing the transformation. A case study approach will be adopted to study this concept for better understanding and implications. The research uses secondary data for the collection of data. Conclusions, based on the outcome, hereby obtained were drawn and decisions were taken about the said objectives. The primary purpose of this paper is to stimulate further discussion amongst academicians, policy makers and to be used in dialogue with stakeholders. All educators have a role and responsibility for the development of the whole person. It is essential that students fully understand and embrace the comprehensive development of their character. This is only possible if the educator’s models, teach, and develop the character of those entrusted to their…show more content…
These critical years are often the last opportunity to mold our students into leaders of competence and character. The higher education must resist the urge to believe that our only responsibility is to provide the subject specific content and leave the rest up to chance. Research tells us we remember best things we study first and things we study last. It is commonly called primacy and recency effect. So then, it is the responsibility of colleges and universities to be impactful in the arena of character development. Higher educations have the highest calling because we have the last opportunity to make a lasting impression.

Need for teaching character skills:
Educators frequently believe that character development is the role and responsibility of the family. Character strength and virtue are often considered soft-skills and difficult to measure; thus, not deserving of the educators time and energy. Comprehensive student development is the responsibility of every educator. Unfortunately, college is often the place where education becomes the most specialized with little emphasis on character.

College is often the last opportunity for our educational system to make a significant impact on the young people before we set them on to their career path. Thus, it is most critical that colleges equip them with the necessary character qualities that will enable them to not only perform competently but also, direct that competence for the greater
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