Our 12-Point Approach

--adapted from T. Lickona's Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility (Bantam, 1991).

Click on links below for key ideas and strategies for each component.

Classroom Strategies

Schoolwide Strategies


The Twelve Component Assessment and Planning (Davidson, Lickona, and Khmelkov) is a planning and assessment tool constructed for use with the 12-Point Comprehensive Approach to Character Education. The TCAP provides outcome indicators for each component of the comprehensive approach. It may be used in its entirety, or one component at a time.