Rachel's Challenge: A Moral Compass for Character Education

Hollingshead, Barbara; Crump, Christi; Eddy, Rochelle; Rowe, Dina
March 2009
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Spring2009, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p111
Academic Journal
The article discusses the success of Rachel's Challenge, a character education program offered in elementary and secondary schools in Rockwall, Texas. The program was named after Rachel Scott, a high student who was killed by her fellow students at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 in Colorado. Rachel's father, Darrell Scott created the program which aims to teach students about kindness and compassion. The curriculum includes workbook lessons that encourage critical thinking and improvement of moral judgments. It argues that the program is one of the most effective component of the curriculum.


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