Stories, analyses, and original research written to inspire and equip you with creative approaches to character formation
Except for small groups of hermits, found here and there throughout human history, most human persons have lived in community since the earliest times. Perhaps it was first necessary for survival, but throughout the ages humans have formed communities and lived social lives for comfort and fulfillment.
Angus McBeath, veteran superintendent on “Character formation as key to school and district academic results”
Character formation involves behaviors that students use both in the school and outside the school. In this way, students embody the highest goal of education: to become responsible people who are accountable to themselves and to others for their actions and behaviors.
There’s a global phenomenon in education that’s especially obvious in Middle Eastern countries—girls are outperforming boys in school and pursuing educational opportunities their male classmates are not.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is making character education a priority, a win for America and character education proponents including the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.