Developing the best habits of citizenship in a democracy is the central task of K-12 schooling—if we still honor democracy.
All Blog Posts With character education Tag or Category
March 05, 2015
March 05, 2015
A professor argues that public schools are failing to teach students the difference between fact and opinion, resulting in moral apathy among young people.
January 13, 2015
A new study raises question about whether schools should be doing more to teach noncognitive traits.
October 22, 2014
A new study suggests non-cognitive skills like drive and prudence may matter for success in school as much as academic skills.
August 05, 2014
Both liberal and conservative approaches to poverty treat recipients of social mobility programs as "hollow men," shaped only by economic structures, as opposed to individuals surrounded by certain values and attitudes. These programs tackle only the economic underpinnings, and not the social ones. What role can character education play, and how does it work at the school level?
March 03, 2014
The Grit Narrative, its shadow spreading back over the land under the guise of "research," threatens to take us straight back to an era where poverty is about laziness and where failure, unless it's the "failing up" of a revered entrepreneur, carries the stain of moral bankruptcy.
November 12, 2013
One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.
May 15, 2013
A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.
March 14, 2013
Teachers and parents need to help young adults learn from failure to build the resiliency needed for success in college, says author Debbie Silver.
March 11, 2013
Schools recognize the value of character education in student achievement and college success.