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Colleges That Encourage Character Development: A Resource for Parents, Students, and Educators (The Templeton Guide) [Paperback]

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Pages   424
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.87" Width: 8.43" Height: 1.16"
Weight:   2.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 28, 1999
Publisher   Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN  1890151289  
EAN  9781890151287  

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The Templeton Foundation Press is pleased to offer parents, students, and counselors the first college guidebook of its kind-one that helps to continue the strong character development that parents so deeply desire for their children. The extensive research compiled by a group of educational professionals will feature 400 college programs, including ones that emphasize academic honesty, service, leadership, spiritual growth, and substance abuse prevention programs. It will highlight 100 "Honor Roll" colleges and will profile 50 college presidents. The inspiration for this book comes from the lessons learned from a young man growing up in Winchester, Tennessee, in the 1920s. With a combination of hard work and family sacrifice, John Templeton went to Yale University, graduated with honors, and won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. His educational and personal experiences at Yale helped him to create a successful career in mutual funds. Several years ago, when establishing the focus of his philanthropic foundation, he asked himself, "How can I honor colleges and universities that provide young people with the character-building experiences I had when I went to college?" Colleges that Encourage Character Development was created in response to this urgent and important question. It is an invaluable reference for parents and students looking for outstanding colleges. It can also serve as a resource for colleges that want to develop higher standards and better practices for their students. Features Offers an insider's view to choosing colleges that promote character education Inspires students toward an ethical and civic-minded education

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Colleges That Encourage Character Development profiles 400 exemplary college programs in ten categories, 50 college presidents who emphasize character development, and 100 colleges that encourage personal and civic responsibility.

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Note From a Disappointed Reader  Dec 19, 2002
Based on my personal experience with some of the schools, I felt this book was more a platform for schools to put forth an image, rather than a evaluation of what a student will actually experience in terms of having their character nurtured at a particular school. I would like to see more anecdotal information about the character-building qualities of a school, not just a list of programs a college managed to collect that look good on paper. How is the campus perceived by the surrounding community? Do students feel supported to continue or pressured to abandon a moral lifestyle? Are weekend activities heavily laced with alchohol? Have students found that their awareness of and involvement in the needs around them has increased.
I found more that I wanted to know in The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2003 (Yale Daily News Staff). This book wasn't about character building and doesn't necessarily include the schools a reader may want to know about, but you get more of the real story about character building at a school by reading what the Insider's Guide does and doesn't say.
Regretfully, I don't recommend this book. It only looks at the veneer of character building, the collection of programs a college has managed to assemble, rather than the nature of the actual character-nurturing environment.
Great book but I have my disagreements  Jan 15, 2001
This fine book profiles colleges and universities in 10 categories including schools that promote honesty, spiritual development, leadership, voluteerism etc. Also profiled are 50 college presidents who make a difference. The book also includes an honor role featuring the top 100 schools that foster character development. As expected, many of the schools are smaller, religiously affiliated schools, however, many of the top known, larger universities are also liberally profiled. I have a major quibble, however. Schools that have arguably run counter to good character development are included. An example is Yale University which refused to allow religious Jewish students to opt out of the mandatory requirement to reside in a dorm when these students were offended by other students who were running around in various states of undress in co-ed dorms and who were openly entertaining their sesual partners. Still, all in all a very helpful resource.
A review of The Templeton Guide  Jun 15, 2000
The Templeton Guide reviews 405 college programs in the areas of service, honesty, respect, and personal responsibility. In order for students to gain proper ethical and civic-minded training, the right college can teach these values to young adults who will adapt to such an environment. The Templeton Guide is a wonderful resource for examining certain college approaches to handling sensitive issues of personal resonsibility and honesty.

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