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Phone: 607-753-2455
Fax: 607-753-5980
Email:
character@cortland.edu

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MAKING CARING COMMON PROJECT
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Richard Weissbourd, co-director of the Making Caring Common Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses "Raising Caring, Respectful, and Courageous Children and Preventing Cruelty and Bullying."

Alive to the World curriculumALIVE TO THE WORLD, a series of engaging stories about friends who grow up together over 12 schools years. Fosters the universal qualities which bring true peace and happiness: respect, generosity, perseverance, integrity and responsibility.

The Center's Global Outreach

Taiwan

 

 

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The Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility), located in SUNY Cortland's School of Education, was founded in 1994 by education professor and psychologist Dr. Thomas Lickona. Its mission is to promote the development of performance character and moral character—excellence and ethics—in schools, families, and communities. Its staff includes Dr. Lickona, director; Marthe Seales, office manager; SUNY Cortland students; and community volunteers. It has trained more than 5,000 educators from 40 states and 22 countries.

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Study Kindness. Earn Credit. Change Your Classroom
Kindness in the Classroom online CEU course for teachers2/22 - 5/3/14  

 

Materials from Tom Lickona's workshop for the Leadership Academy in Character Education

Recent articles by Tom Lickona:

Peabody Journal of Ed. cover "Educating for Character in the Sexual Domain,"
Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 88, Issue 2
(research and best practices)

 

 

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Lost in Transition: See the 3-part review
of the important book on the dark side of
emerging adulthood.

 

 

The Center is grateful to the John Templeton Foundation for its past support, and to the Sanford N. McDonnell Foundation and Dr. Hal Urban for their ongoing support.


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Helping schools, teachers,
and parents
develop good

character in youth.
  Smart & Good Schools
Resources for schools and teachers

 

excellence & ethics winter/spring 2013Current issue (with "hot" links)
on dating violence, the hookup culture,
and girls in danger

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New UK character project:
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 "There is no more important human quest than the Jubilee Center's undertaking—to generate useful knowledge about how to foster good character in every area of our personal and public lives."              —Tom Lickona

Smart & Good High Schools (national study)

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portion of
the proceeds
from the sale
of each book is donated to the Center.


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Raising Good Children.

Contact Tom Lickona
to arrange a talk, "Raising Childrenof Character: 10 Things Parents Can Do."