Character Education Resource Center
Character • Leadership • Service
Our Motto: If we don’t have it, we can get it, or create it.
Our Vision: We believe that education for human service must be grounded in the public’s desire for ethical, civic-minded, character-based leaders and citizens.
Our Mission: It is the Center’s responsibility to provide services and resources to schools, families, communities, K-12 educators, students, teacher educators, community agency leaders and others interested in educating the hearts and minds of children and youth.
We are your resource center for information about:
|Character Education||Contests & Courses||Research|
|Social-Emotional Learning||Civics Education & Citizenship||Classroom Management|
|Service Learning||Service to Schools||Discipline Programs|
|Thinking and Social skills||Professional Develop||Evaluation Methods|
|Virtues and Values||Peace Education||Organizations & Associations|
|Bullying||Ethics & Moral Education||Character Building|
“Character education is an inclusive term embracing all aspects of how schools, related social institutions and parents can support the positive character development of children and adults.... Relevant virtues include honesty, justice and fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, altruism, patience, perseverance, appreciation of diversity, and courage.... For a school to foster character development, it must provide a positive social environment characterized by leadership; collegiality; a learning orientation among faculty; and ties among school, home, and community. Finally, practicing the virtues of civic engagement, civility, and citizenship and embracing the values of democracy are necessary for developing character in both the child and the community.” (Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education, U.S. Department of Education, 2007)
Here are the central questions for you and your colleagues:
What’s under your school’s character education umbrella?
What is not working?
What needs to be improved?
How will you improve?
How can we help you?