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Resources in character education and service learning 

Character Education:

1. Bensen, Peter L.  (1997). All Kids Are Our Kids:  What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

2. Britzman, Mark.  (2000). The Lives and Legacies of Everyday Heroes.  Bloomington, IN: Unlimited Publishing.

*Inspirational stories of people with good character.

3. Goodman, Joan F., & Lesnick, Howard.  (2001). The Moral Stake in Education: Contested Premises and Practices.  New York: Longman.

4. Gough, Russell W.  (1998). Character is Destiny:  The Value of Personal Ethics in Everyday Life.  Rocklin, CA:  Prima Publishing.

5. Hall, Susan.  (2000). Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Character Education.  Phoenix, AZ:  Oryx Press.

*A former librarian lists 219 books that are based on 23 character traits.  The entries describe the value in each book.

6. Hunter, James Davison.  (2000). The Death of Character:  Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil.  New York:  Basic Books.

7. Josephson, Michael (ed.), & Hansen, Wes (ed.).  (1998). The Power of Character.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass Publishers.

*A collection of essays.

8. Murphy, Madonna, M. (1998).  Character Education in America�s Blue Ribbon Schools: Best Practices for Meeting the Challenge.  Lancaster, PA:  Technomic Publishing.

9. Nofsinger, Bruce.  (1998). Topics in Character Education.  Charlotte, NC:  Topics Education Group.

*A workbook that includes ten units for middle school teachers.

10. Ryan, Kevin A., and Bohlin, Karen E. (1998).  Building Character in Schools:  Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

 Service Learning:

1. Eyler, Janet, et al. (1999). Where's the Learning in Service Learning? San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

2. Jacoby, Barbara.  (1996).  Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

*Jacoby came up many times on terrific reviews!

3. Jacoby, Barbara.  (2003). Building Partnerships for Service-Learning.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

4. Kendall, Jane C. (1990). Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service. Raleigh, NC:  National Society for Internships and Experiential Education.

5. Lisman, C. David.  (1998). Toward a Civil Society:  Civic Literacy and Service Learning. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.

6. McKnight, John. (1995). The Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits New
York: Basic Books.

7. O'Grady, Carolyn.  (2000). Integrating Service Learning and Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities.  Mahwah, N. J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

8. Rhoads, Robert A.  (1997). Community Service and Higher Learning:  Explorations of the Caring Self.  New York:  State University of New York Press.

9. Schine, Joan.  (1997). Service Learning.  Chicago, IL:  University of Chicago Press.

10. Stanton, Timothy, et al. (1999).  Service-Learning:  A Movement�s Pioneers Reflect on It�s Origins, Practice, and Future.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

11. Wade, Rahima C., & Wood, George H.  (1997). Community Service-Learning:  A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum.  New York:  State University of New York Press.


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