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Quite distinct from the technical meaning which the term character possesses in theological controversy is that attached to it in the language of common life, as well as in the literature devoted to psychology, ethics, and education.
Character is in fact the outcome of a series of volitions, and it is for this reason we are responsible for our characters, as we are for the individual habits which go to constitute them.
As it is the function of ethics to determine the ideal of human character, so it is the business of the theory or science of education to study the processes by which that end may be attained and to estimate the relative efficiency of different educational systems and methods in the prosecution of that end.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03584b.htm   (2254 words)

 Fictional character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some 18th and 19th century texts, on the other hand, represent characters' names by the use of a single letter and a long dash (this convention is also used for other proper nouns, such as place names).
Minor characters, or stock characters, are often the focus of this kind of analysis since they tend to rely more heavily on stereotypes than more central characters.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fictional_character   (2846 words)

 Character Quotes - The Quotations Page
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/character   (539 words)

 About CEP - Character Education Partnership
We are an umbrella organization for character education, serving as the leading resource for people and organizations that are integrating character education into their schools and communities.
Effective good character education is comprehensive; it is integrated into all aspect of classroom life, including academic subjects and infused throughout the school day in all areas of the school (playing field, cafeteria, hallways, school busses, etc.).
Character education promotes core values in all phases of school life and includes proactive strategies and practices that help children not only understand core, ethical values, but to care about and act upon them.
www.character.org /about   (334 words)

 Preservation Brief 17: Architectural Character: Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At arm's length, the visual character is most often determined by the surface qualities of the materials and craftsmanship; and while these aspects are often inextricably related, the original choice of materials often plays the dominant role in establishing the close range character because of the color, texture, or shape of the materials.
In assessing the interior visual character of any historic building, it is necessary to ask whether there are spaces that are important to the character of this particular building, whether the building is architecturally rich or modest, or even if it is a simple or utilitarian structure.
The character of the individually important space, which is illustrated here, is a combination of its size, the twin curving staircases, the massive columns and curving vaulted ceilings, in addition to the quality of the materials in the floor and in the stairs.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/tps/briefs/brief17.htm   (4540 words)

 Moral Character
Excellence [of character], then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
If character is formed or malformed by the structures of political, economic, and family life, then changing one's character may require access to the appropriate transforming forces, which may not be available.
If developing good moral character requires being members of a community in which citizens can fully realize their human powers and ties of friendship, then one needs to ask how educational, economic, political, and social institutions should be structured to make that development possible.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/moral-character   (9235 words)

 Ralph Waldo Emerson's Character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The class of character like to hear of their faults: the other class do not like to hear of faults; they worship events; secure to them a fact, a connexion, a certain chain of circumstances, and they will ask no more.
Character repudiates intellect, yet excites it; and character passes into thought, is published so, and then is ashamed before new flashes of moral worth.
Character wants room; must not be crowded on by persons, nor be judged from glimpses got in the press of affairs or on few occasions.
www.rwe.org /works/Essays-2nd_Series_3_Character.htm   (4831 words)

 Character Education - Teaching Kids to Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Character education is about celebrating what's right with young people while enabling them to develop knowledge and life skills for enhancing ethical and responsible behavior.
Character education presents life with context, inviting students to listen, share, explore, and reflect.
Our purpose is to assist educators in exploring teaching and learning that often reaches beyond the goals, touching the hearts, minds, and lives of students in far-reaching ways that can transform a future of failure to a life of success.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /SchoolsOnline/charactered.html   (577 words)

 virtuaLit Fiction: Elements of Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most fiction writers agree that character development is the key element in a story's creation, and in most pieces of fiction a close identification with the characters is crucial to understanding the story.
Characters can be either round or flat, depending on their level of development and the extent to which they change.
Authors achieve characterization with a variety of techniques: by using the narrative voice to describe the character, by showing the actions of the character and of those reacting to her, by revealing the thoughts or dialogue of the character, or by showing the thoughts and dialogue of others in relation to the character.
bcs.bedfordstmartins.com /virtualit/fiction/elements.asp?e=2   (244 words)

 Character (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
If a character has no explicit titlecase mapping and is not itself a titlecase char according to UnicodeData, then the uppercase mapping is returned as an equivalent titlecase mapping.
If the character has a numeric value that cannot be represented as a nonnegative integer (for example, a fractional value), then -2 is returned.
A character is considered to be a space character if and only if it is specified to be a space character by the Unicode standard.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/lang/Character.html   (2300 words)

 Elements of Literature
Character, characterization A character is a person presented in a dramatic or narrative work, and characterization is the process by which a writer makes that character seem real to the reader.
A static character does not change throughout the work, and the reader’s knowledge of that character does not grow, whereas a dynamic character undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot.
Characters can be convincing whether they are presented by showing or by telling, as long as their actions are motivated.
web.cocc.edu /lisal/literaryterms/elements_of_literature.htm   (2040 words)

 Dictionary Information: Definition Character - Description Meaning Thesaurus
Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.
Character is injured by temptations, and by wrongdoing; reputation by slanders, and libels.
Character endures throughout defamation in every form, but perishes when there is a voluntary transgression; reputation may last through numerous transgressions, but be destroyed by a single, and even an unfounded, accusation or aspersion." Abbott.
www.selfknowledge.com /15669.htm   (458 words)

 Character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Character structure, in psychology, a constellation of enduring motivational and other traits that are manifested in the ways that an individual reacts to various challenges
Sacramental character, a supernatural mark made on a person's soul by Catholic sacraments
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Character   (138 words)

 Hero Wars - Characters
If several characters have the same or similar backstories, that can be used to tie the group closer together--if they all hate the same clan, or served together in the same unit in the army, you can bring in characters from their past, even if they are not currently listed under "Relationships."
Don't bother describing how good the character is at his abilities; his degree of competence is decided for you, so any words you use to quantify your character's abilities are wasted.
Supporting characters need not be intelligent; if you decide that your horse is important enough, you can treat him as a follower; you can describe your dog as a dependent, or your alynx as an ally.
www.glorantha.com /hw/P02Characters1.html   (4707 words)

 Educational Psychology Interactive: Moral and Character Development
This theme was continued in the 19th century by English philosophers John Stuart Mill (e.g., "development of character is a solution to social problems and a worthy educational ideal," Miller and Kim, 1988) and Herbert Spencer (e.g., "education has for its object the formation of character," Purpel and Ryan, 1976).
Character development traditionally has focused on those traits or values appropriate for the industrial age such as obedience to authority, work ethic, working in group under supervision, etc. However, as discussed in the SCANS report (1991) and Huitt's (1997) critique, modern education must promote character based on values appropriate for the
Therefore, character development must be seen as an organic process in the development of the material/physical, human/psychological, and spiritual/transcendental aspects of human being.
chiron.valdosta.edu /whuitt/col/morchr/morchr.html   (5380 words)

 Character entity references in HTML 4
A character entity reference is an SGML construct that references a character of the document character set.
Thus, the character entity reference anddivide; is a more convenient form than and#247; for obtaining the division sign (÷).
The character entity references in this section produce characters that may be represented by glyphs in the widely available Adobe Symbol font, including Greek characters, various bracketing symbols, and a selection of mathematical operators such as gradient, product, and summation symbols.
www.w3.org /TR/html401/sgml/entities.html   (889 words)

 CHARACTER COUNTS! National Office - Character Education Resources
is the most widely implemented approach to character education.
It's a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian framework that teaches the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.
www.charactercounts.org   (177 words)

 Character entity references in HTML 4
ISO 10646 character numbers are given for each character, in hex.
The character entity references in this section are for escaping markup-significant characters (these are the same as those in HTML 2.0 and 3.2), for denoting spaces and dashes.
Other characters in this section apply to internationalization issues such as the disambiguation of bidirectional text (see the section on bidirectional text for details).
www.w3.org /TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html   (889 words)

 [No title]
The "cs" stands for character set and is provided for applications that need a lower case first letter but want to use mixed case thereafter that cannot contain any special characters, such as underbar ("_") and dash ("-").
If the character set is not from an ISO standard, but is registered with ISO (IPSJ/ITSCJ is the current ISO Registration Authority), the ISO Registry number is specified as ISOnnn followed by letters suggestive of the name or standards number of the code set.
When a national or international standard is revised, the year of revision is added to the cs alias of the new character set entry in the IANA Registry in order to distinguish the revised character set from the original character set.
www.iana.org /assignments/character-sets   (1379 words)

 Java 2 Platform SE v1.3.1: Class Character
A character is considered to be a letter if and only if it is specified to be a letter or a digit by the Unicode 2.0 standard (category "Lu", "Ll", "Lt", "Lm", "Lo", or "Nd" in the Unicode specification data file).
Determines if the specified character is a "Java" letter, that is, the character is permissible as the first character in an identifier in the Java language.
As a rule, if a character has no true titlecase equivalent but does have an uppercase mapping, then the Unicode 2.0 attribute table specifies a titlecase mapping that is the same as the uppercase mapping.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.3/docs/api/java/lang/Character.html   (2923 words)

 character - a Whatis.com definition
1) In information technology, a character is a printable symbol having phonetic or pictographic meaning and usually forming part of a word of text, depicting a numeral, or expressing grammatical punctuation.
In information technology today, a character is generally one of a limited number of symbols, including the letters of a particular language's alphabet, the numerals in the decimal number system, and certain special symbols such as the ampersand (and) and "
In this distinction, a character can be distinguished from other characters in terms of meaning and sound and a glyph is the graphic image used to portray the character.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci211773,00.html   (218 words)

 Character Education Resources from the Character Development Group > Home
Through character education, educators can play a vital role not only in developing better students, but in developing better people.
Character education works: School systems across the country have implemented effective character education elements and have seen the results: a more civil school, fewer absentees, and higher grade averages.
The Character Education Series from Dr. Vincent, along with the Character Development Group's staff development materials, can give any school system or teacher, parent, counselor or parent-teacher organization a head start.
www.charactereducation.com   (572 words)

 Character, Aristotle @ Theatre w/Anatoly
In a conservatory schooling "Character Study" is usually a semester long class; in my classes I approach it from inside (Stanislavsky, Method Acting) and from outside (Biomechanics, Physical Theatre).
Everything a character says tells the actor something - from the things that character thinks about, to their level of intelligence or education, their status in society, or how they feel.
Character choices are made by each individual actor, which is why the same role can be interpreted many ways by different actors.
www.vtheatre.net /200/character.html   (1885 words)

 HTML Validation: Using Character Encodings
Versions of HTML prior to HTML 4.0 supported a limited character set, only allowing those characters that could be encoded using ISO-8859-1.
Documents that use Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, or other non-Latin characters must therefore use HTML 4.0 or later (or a custom version of HTML).
The preferred method of indicating the encoding is by using the charset parameter of the Content-Type HTTP header.
www.htmlhelp.com /tools/validator/charset.html   (295 words)

 About Character Training Inc.
Character Training International (CTI) of Bothell, Washington is a subsidiary of Character Training Incorporated.
It is the part of Character Training Inc. that provides workplace ethics training programs.
Participants talk about the reasons behind ethical dilemmas and are taught practical, helpful information on how to prevent and deal appropriately with the ethics problems and temptations in the workplace.
www.character-ethics.org /aboutcti.html   (283 words)

 Character Education - Free Resources, Materials, Lesson Plans
Your character is defined by what you do, not what you say or believe.
The payoff for having good character is that it makes you a better person and it makes the world a better place.
But if your character education program is cruising, and you just want some additional ideas and materials, this is also where to start.
www.goodcharacter.com   (401 words)

 Character Education
This is an interactive web page for kids to learn about what it is to have good character, where they are in their own personal development, and what they can do to better themselves and the world.
This is a national umbrella for all character education organizations.
This educational organization is working to strengthen the character of young people today with their Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
www.uen.org /utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=5399   (1580 words)

 Character Chart
Date this chart was completed: Character's Full Name: Reason or meaning of name: Nickname: Reason for nickname: Birthdate: Astrological Sign: (Click Here for a free astrological chart.
Character is most at ease when: Most ill at ease when: Depressive or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?
Greatest source of strength in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not): Greatest source of weakness in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not: Character's soft spot: Is this soft spot obvious to others?
www.eclectics.com /articles/character.html   (504 words)

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