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Character and Citizenship Education: A Select Bibliography

Character Building & Education / Moral Education

  1. Bohlin, K. E., Farmer, D., & Ryan, K. (2001). Building character in schools resource guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  2. Canfield, J., Hansen, M. V., Dunlap, I., & Hansen, P. (2007). Chicken soup for the child's soul: Character-building stories to read with kids ages 5-8. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications.
  3. Carter, S. C. (2011). On purpose: How great school cultures form strong character. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press.
  4. Demers, J. (2008). Character-building activities: Teaching responsibility, interaction, and group dynamics. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
  5. DeRoche, E. F. (2008). Evaluating character development: 51 tools for measuring success. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education.
  6. Duckworth, J., & Gilbert, I. (2009). The little book of values: Educating children to become thinking, confident, responsible and caring citizens. Bancyfelin: Crown House Publishing.
  7. Glover, D. R., & Anderson, L. A. (2003). Character education: 43 fitness activities for community building. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
  8. Grossman, D.  L., & Lo, J. T. (2008). Social education in Asia: Critical issues and multiple perspectives. Charlotte, N.C: Information Age Pub.
  9. Hannam, P., & Echeverria, E. (2009). Philosophy with teenagers: Nurturing a moral imagination for the 21st century. London; New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.
  10. Jacobs, D. T., & Dawson, E. J. (2001). Teaching virtues: Building character across the curriculum. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Education.
  11. Klann, G. (2007). Building character: Strengthening the heart of good leadership.  San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass: Center for Creative Leadership.
  12. Novick, B., Kress, J. S., & Elias, M. J. (2002). Building learning communities with character: How to integrate academic, social, and emotional learning. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  13. Nucci, L. P. (2009). Nice is not enough: Facilitating moral development. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  14. Nucci, L. P., & Narvaez, D. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of moral and character education. New York; London: Routledge.
  15. Olsson, J. (2009). Keep it simple, make it real: Character development in grades 6-12. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press.
  16. Mannix, D. (2002). Character building activities for kids: Ready-to-use character education lessons & activities for the elementary grades. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.
  17. Mather, A. D., & Weldon, L. B. (2006). Character building day by day: 180 quick read-alouds for elementary school and home. Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing.
  18. Ragsdale, S., & Saylor, A.(2009). Building character from the start: 201 activities to foster creativity, literacy, and play in K-3. Minneapolis, Minn.: Search Institute Press.
  19. Rizzo, M., & Brown, J. (2006). Building character through community service: Strategies to implement the missing element in education. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
  20. Ryan, K., & Bohlin, K. E. (1999). Building character in schools: Practical ways to bring moral instruction to life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  21. Springer, S., Becker, M., & Persiani-Becker, K. (2010). The organized teacher's guide to building character: An encyclopedia of ideas to bring character education into your curriculum. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  22. Tan, C., & Chong, K. C. (Eds.). (2007). Critical perspectives on values education in Asia. Singapore: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  23. Weixel, Suzanne. (2010). Life skills for the 21st century: Building a foundation for success. Boston, Mass: Prentice Hall.
  24. Winings, K. (2002). Building character through service learning. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Character Development Publishing.

Service Learning / Community Service

  1. Bringle, R. G., Hatcher, J. A., & Jones, S G. (2011). International service learning: Conceptual frameworks and research. Sterling, Va.: Stylus.
  2. Butin, D. (Ed.). (2008). Service-learning and social justice education:  Strengthening justice-oriented community based models of teaching and learning. London; New York: Routledge.
  3. Butin, D. W. (2010). Service-learning in theory and practice: The future of community engagement in higher education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Cipolle, S. B. (2010). Service-learning and social justice: Engaging students in social change. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  5. Cooksey, M. A., & Olivares, K. T. (2010).  Quick hits for service-learning: Successful strategies by award-winning teachers. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press.
  6. Farber, K. (2011). Change the world with service learning: How to organize, lead, and assess service learning projects. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
  7. Gent, P. J. (2009). Great ideas: Using service-learning and differentiated instruction to help your students succeed.  Baltimore; London: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  8. Goh, K. C., D'Rozario, V., Ch'ng, A. T. H., & Cheah, H. M. (Eds.). (2009). Character development through service and experiential learning. Singapore : Prentice Hall.
  9. Kaye, C. B. (2010). The complete guide to service learning: Proven, practical ways to engage students in civic responsibility, academic curriculum, & social action (Rev. & updated 2nd ed.). Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing
  10. Kerins, A. T. (2010).  An adventure in service-learning: Developing knowledge, values and responsibility. Farnham, Surrey: Gower Publishing.; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate.
  11. Leong, S. L. (2008). Service learning project of gifted/twice exceptional pupils: A participatory action research study (Unpublished master’s thesis). National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  12. Miller, M. P., & Nendel, J. D.  (2011). Service-learning in physical education and related professions: A global perspective. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  13. Moely, B. E., Billig, S. H., & Holland, B. A. (2009). Creating our identities in service-learning and community engagement. Charlotte, N.C.: IAP/Information Age Publishing.
  14. National Institute of Education (Singapore). (2010). Treks, tracks, and trails: Ventures and adventures abroad in the spirit of service learning. Singapore: National Institute of Education.
  15. New Town Secondary School (Singapore). (2010). Community engagement programme: A training package by teachers, for teachers.   Singapore: New Town Secondary School.
  16. Porfilio, B. J., & Hickman, H. (2011). Critical service-learning as revolutionary pedagogy: A project of student agency in actionCharlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
  17. Purmensky, K.  L.  (2009). Service-learning for diverse communities: Critical pedagogy and mentoring English language learners. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
  18. Schloat, A. W. (2010). Service learning [videorecording]: You can make a difference. Mount Kisco, NY: Human Relations Media.
  19. Stelljes, A. D. (2008). Service-learning and community engagement: Cognitive developmental long-term social concern. Amherst: Cambria Press.
  20. Stevens, C. (2008). Service learning for health, physical education, and recreation: A step-by-step guide. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
  21. Stewart, T., & Webster, N. (2011). Problematizing service-learning: Critical reflections for development and action. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
  22. Stoecker, R., & Tryon, E. A. (2009). The unheard voices: Community organizations and service learning. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  23. Whitehead, G. I., & Kitzrow, A. P. (2010). A glorious revolution for youth and communities: Service-learning and model communities. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
  24. Xing, J., & Hok, C. J. M. (2010). Service-learning in Asia: Curricular models and practices. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press; London: Eurospan.

Citizenship Education


  1. Alred, G., Byram, M., & Fleming, M. (Eds.). (2006). Education for intercultural citizenship [electronic resource]: Concepts and comparisons. Clevedon [England]; Buffalo, New York: Multilingual Matters.
  2. Arthur, J., Davies, I, & Hahn, C. (Eds.). (2008). The SAGE handbook of education for citizenship and democracy. Los Angeles; London: SAGE.
  3. Brown, K. J., & Fairbrass, S. (2009). The citizenship teacher's handbook. London; New York: Continuum.
  4. Chan, H. L. (2007). Critical discourse analysis: Surfacing ideologies in the discourse on citizenship in the social studies textbooks (Unpublished master’s thesis). National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  5. Collins, M. (2008). Global citizenship for young children. Los Angeles; London: SAGE.
  6. Cremin, H. (2007). Peer mediation: Citizenship and social inclusion revisited. Maidenhead; New York: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.
  7. Dailey-Hebert, A., Donnelli-Sallee, E., & DiPadova-Stocks, L. N. (Eds.). (2008). Service-eLearning: Educating for citizenship. Charlotte, N.C.: IAP-Information Age Publishing.
  8. Davies, I. (2011). 100+ ideas for teaching citizenship (2nd ed.). London; New York: Continuum International Publishing.
  9. Deuchar, R. (2007). Citizenship, enterprise and learning: Harmonising competing educational agendas. Stoke on Trent; Sterling, Va.: Trentham Books.
  10. Gearon, L. (Ed.). (2007). A practical guide to teaching citizenship in the secondary school.   London; New York: Routledge.
  11. Gearon, L. (Ed.). (2010). Learning to teach citizenship in the secondary school: A companion to school experience (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
  12. Grossman, D. L., Lee, W. O., & Kennedy, K. J. (Eds.). (2008). Citizenship curriculum in Asia and the Pacific. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The Hong Kong University.
  13. Halstead, J. M., & Pike, M.A. (2006). Citizenship & moral educationValues in action. London; New York: Routledge.
  14. Haynes, B. (Ed.). (2009). Patriotism and citizenship education. Chichester; Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
  15. Invernizzi, A., & Williams, J. (2008). Children and citizenship [electronic resource].  Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.
  16. Kennedy, K. J., Lee, W. O., & Grossman, D. L. (Eds.). (2010). Citizenship pedagogies in Asia and the Pacific. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The Hong Kong University.
  17. Khong, K. L. (2010). Students' perceptions and attitudes towards citizenship: Identity, social cohesion and responsibilities as citizens (Unpublished master’s thesis). National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  18. Kiwan, D. (2008). Education for inclusive citizenship. London; New York: Routledge.
  19. Luo, J., & Shi, L. (Eds.) (2007). Explorations and innovations on moral education for today's children and youths: Proceedings of 2006 Beijing International Forum on Citizenship Education for Children and Youths. Beijing: Capital Normal University Press.
  20. McCowan, T. (2009). Rethinking citizenship education [electronic resource]: A curriculum for participatory democracy. New York: Continuum International Pub. Group.
  21. Reid, A., Gill, J., & Sears, A. (Eds.). (2010). Globalization, the nation-state and the citizen: Dilemmas and directions for civics and citizenship education. New York; London: Routledge.
  22. Ribble, M., & Bailey, G. (2007). Digital citizenship in schools [electronic resource]. Eugene, Or.: International Society for Technology in Education.
  23. Roth, K., & Burbules, N. C. (Eds). (2007). Changing notions of citizenship education in  contemporary nation-states. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  24. Sim, J. B. (2006). Social studies and citizenship education: Teacher knowledge and practice in Singapore secondary schools (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Sydney, Australia.
  25. Smith, M. B., Nowacek, R. S., & Bernstein, J. L. (Eds.). (2010). Citizenship across the curriculum. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press.
  26. VanFossen, P. J., & Berson, M. J. (Eds.). (2008). The electronic republic?: The impact of technology on education for citizenship. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press.
  27. Weller, S. (2007). Teenagers' citizenship: Experiences and education. London; New York: Routledge.
  28. Zajda, J., Daun, H., & Saha, L. J. (Eds.). (2009). Nation-building, identity and citizenship education: Cross-cultural perspectives. [Dordrecht]: Springer.


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