The purpose of this article is to review the literature exploring various definitions of civility, along with reasons why civility is vital to children and adolescents in any community. The authors examine definitions and components of civility in both historical and current contexts. The need for increased civility in modern society is described. The authors also explore the relationship of civility education to character and moral education and outline civility interventions suggested in the literature. Finally, suggestions are given for methods and strategies that have been found to be successful in bringing civility into schools.
Original Publication Citation
Wilkins, K., Caldarella, P., Crook-Lyon, R., & Young, K. R. (21). Implications of civility for children and adolescents: A review of the literature. Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy, 33, 37-45.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilkins, Keely; Caldarella, Paul; Crook-Lyon, Rachel; and Young, K. Richard, "Implications of civility for children" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 838.
Brigham Young University
David O. McKay School of Education
Center for Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling
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