Why do students learn character education?
Parents want nothing more than for their children to grow up into well-mannered individuals and give the proper respect to other people. Which is why character education is an important part in their studies, because success in life does not always rely on academics.
It is true that the main reason that you enroll your children to a school is to learn about academic subjects like math, history, science, and so on, but these are not the only things that children need to learn if they ever want to become successful in the real world. Character education gives them the necessary tools that they will be using more often than those that they learn from the other subjects.
Character education is a teaching method which fosters the development of ethical and responsible individuals by teaching them about the good values that people should have. It teaches the students the values of caring about other people, honesty, responsibility, and other important traits that make for an upstanding citizen.
To help prepare the students to face the many opportunities and unknown dangers that are in today’s society. From 2015 – 2016, Western Australian Primary and High School implement character education program, licensed by Education First, the world’s largest character-based leadership development program for education, to gives the students the knowledge they need to know what these dangers in society are and deal with them properly.
The programs will be taught by English and each month we have one character. Teachers will show them how they can build the character. And then, they will find and list out all the actions they can do. So, they can practice for all months not only at school but also at their home. What students learn from character education will be useful to them as they engage and interact with other people in society. For them to become upstanding members of their communities, they need to know the proper way to treat other people, and these are the things that they learn and understand through character education.
As well as the support extracurricular activities to get acquainted, students will be guided by parents who have an important role to improve students’ character. So that, we will go together with parents by organizing character education seminars to share and collect parents opinion to revised our program better and more useful.We hope to cooperate with parents to educate our child best and better.
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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
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