Character Education A Victim Of Recession

 By: Francis David
A character educator or a counselor often plays a very important and vital role in the academic, social and personal success of young school going children. But now, as global recession has reached its peak, the elimination of their position all together has become the norm. Most of the school counselors' role has been phased out with budgets slashed and the dollars available has become tight. It is the students who are paying the price for the shortfalls in budget as a counselor's support has been denied to them.

Many of us are concerned about the future of our schools without having teachers or counselors for educating character and behavior. But the biggest worry is something else. As kids are denied support of character education teachers or counselors at school, most of them are not even getting basic morals and virtues being taught even at home. This is because most kids in America receive training on Character education from school counselors in classrooms.

If this scenario continues and without the continued service of counselors on campus, schools must find alternate ways to present and conduct character education programs and workshops for their students. Additionally, any such character education program has been put in place; it should limit the amount of time required of teachers who are already overburdened. In such cases, schools cannot solely depend upon such teachers to conduct quality character education programs and workshops.

Schools must come out with some great new methods to implement character education programs taking into account of the many limitations they face. Schools now, generally have a stringent budgets to purchase materials and something more of a concern is having restricted time schedules.

Schools should come out with newer methods like radio programs that may do a splendid job of catching student's attention and in turn helps them to develop listening skills in students. Student gets engaged in listening to such specially crafted radio programs and will help them to use their interpretive reasoning, imagination, creativity and listening skills to a maximum. Teachers who are helping out their students by conducting such programs should actively participate instead of just being a passive bystander.

Therefore, all schools should come out with character education programs similar to these which may not cost them a fortune. They can still provide their students with superior quality and easy to implement character education programs despite having cuts in budgets and personnel.

Academic instruction isn't the only responsibility teachers have in today's classrooms. More and more, teachers are being called on to teach students about values... things like making good decisions, the showing of respect, taking responsibility, choosing friends, and having a positive attitude. It's a responsibility that could be overwhelming, considering the limited hours available in a school day, the number of kids in the classroom, and the diversity of backgrounds and personalities each child represents.

Character Education by Just Do The Right Thing" is a practical and powerful tool that equips educators to tackle values training with confidence.
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