Character-building programs abound at inner-city school

October 1993
Curriculum Review;Oct93, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p20
Reports on the character-building programs offered at the White Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. Focus on behavior and self-esteem enhancement; Teaching of basic values through class discussion and systematic rewarding of good behavior; Adoption of a child identified as needing extra attention or someone to talk to; Effect of program on attendance rates; Contact information.


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