I'm trying to understand, why is everyone assuming kids can be taught character? Then there is the even more basic assumption, do kids need to be taught character or is the instinct/the foundation to cooperate, reciprocate and empathize with others inherent in every normal human being.
(In fact, I'll wager you can't change a sociopath with any intervention at school.)
Wikipedia has a great entry that really gets into the subject.
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