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.
RECENT ARTICLES BY TOM LICKONA:
My 45-year Journey as a
Moral and Character Educator:
Some of What I Think I've Learned
An invited lecture at the
Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues
University of Birmingham, England
Nova Science Publishers, 2014
CHARACTER EDUCATION RESOURCES:
Yes Pa shows kids the secret of a happy life — and how to become the author of their own life story. Author Fred W. Sarkis shares the lessons that transformed his life when he was a poor child with a bad attitude, who was bullied because of his skin color. These life-changing lessons helped him gain confidence, persevere, & overcome great adversity. Fred's not-for-profit Foundation provides a free character education program widely used in schools, corrections facilities, and mentoring programs. The Yes Pa book, a Teacher Guide, and a Corrections Guide are available without charge at www.YesPa.org.
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In this issue, read all about GOOD CHARACTER TRAINING (Respect & Responsibility). Today, many school kids are learning to be smart in school subjects. They are also training or practicing how to be good people.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards.
New UK character project:
"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