Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-430) and index.
Pt. 1. The Challenge of Educating Today's Youth. 1. Minds: More Vulnerable and Less Educable. 2. Characters: Riskier Relationships and Uncertain Values. 3. Selves: Wavering Self-Confidence and Faltering Self-Command. 4. Why Youth Have Become Less Educable. 5. Moving Beyond Academic Excellence -- Pt. 2. The Missing Vision. 6. A Vision of Human Excellence. 7. The Maturing of Mind. 8. The Maturing of Character. 9. The Maturing of Self -- Pt. 3. Fulfilling the Vision. 10. Four Schools of Hope. 11. Developing Human Excellence: Twenty Strategies. 12. Nurturing the Growth of Teachers. 13. Educating the Mind. 14. Educating Character. 15. Educating the Self. 16. Creating Schools of Hope: Seven Essential Steps -- Appendix A: Model of Maturing Attributes That Contribute to Adapting Effectively -- Appendix B: Educational Principles That Contribute to Maturing.