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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Character Connections by Robert A. Baggett, Ed.S.

School counseling based on character education with a Christian flavor

Published in 2008.

It has become the flavor of the month in many schools to teach character education. As a teacher in a school corporation that purports to teach character but does not go beyond banners and slogans in the official school letterhead in our effort I found this book to be enlightening.

Baggett is quite open with his religious beliefs throughout the book, which is appropriate - his character is greatly shaped by it. He stresses that it cannot be overtly expressed in his role as counselor at school, but it is present.

Baggett sells the concept of the role of character education in schools quite well. He demonstrates the lack of character in schools and the larger society, identifies several areas that need to be addressed and lays out some general ways to address them along with references to how to address more specific needs.

Throughout the book he includes literally hundreds of inspirational quotes that correspond with each chapter.

I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Character Connections.

Reviewed on April 10, 2011.

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