The Integration of Academics and Character Development: Lessons from the Woodrose School Curriculum

By Delia Siloran Udani and Zenon Arthur Siloran Udani.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The basic purpose of education is two-fold: academic excellence and character formation. These dual aims of education do not merely operate alongside each other; they must unfold together (Brogan & Brogan, 1999). The intertwining of academics and character development must embrace all the aspects of school life: curriculum, instruction, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, and school climate. As Lickona (1993) puts it, education should make students both smart and good.

Keywords: Integrative Curriculum, Academics, Character Development, Tutorial System, Home-School Collaboration, Woodrose School

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp.95-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 916.859KB).

Delia Siloran Udani

Director, PAREF Woodrose School, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ms. Delia S. Udani is the Executive Director of Woodrose School, a post she assumed since 1997. She has a Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Management with High Distinction. She is an accreditor of the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC). Her research interests include educational management, teacher training, teaching and learning, ethics and character education.

Dr. Zenon Arthur Siloran Udani

Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, Macau, Macau SAR, China

Dr. Zen Udani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Macau (Macau SAR, China). He has served as acting head of the Department and program coordinator of the Management major in the Faculty. His areas of teaching and research include HRM, training and development, relational skills for managers, continuing professional development, ethics training and business ethics. He conducts highly interactive courses, integrating both academics and character development, in undergraduate and MBA courses.


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