Authors

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Document Type

Thesis

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Education

Abstract

For many reasons, it would appear that character education in the schools has not been emphasized to a degree commensurate with its importance. Too much reliance on the incidental method has made character education desirable as a by-product of education. Also many of the behavior problems that arise are dealt with only when they become manifest in unorthodox outward behavior. There are many problems that escape the searching eye of the teacher. With these problems the child struggles in secret within himself. Corrective measures cannot be applied because there is very little or no outward manifestation of the problem. How do we handle situations of that nature? The answer lies in a concrete, comprehensive and scientific program of character education that will equip the child with the necessary tools to struggle for himself when outside help cannot be furnished or is not wanted. This is the essence of character education.

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