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Teaching character - but what sort of character?

Kristjánsson, Kristján (2014) Teaching character - but what sort of character? Working Paper. University of Birmingham.


URL of Published Version: http://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/userfiles/jubileecentre/pdf/insight-series/Kritjansson%20K.pdf


The issue of teaching character, which until now has mainly been debated within the ivory towers of academia, is suddenly all the rage in policy circles in the UK, in the wake of the report by the All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on social mobility, and Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt’s latest speech (http://www.governmentworld.com/schooling-for-the-future-speech-by-tristram-hunt/).
The report suggests that teaching ‘character and resilience’ should be an essential part of every school’s ambition, and Hunt argues, in a similar vein, that character and resilience are vital components of a
rounded education, a good preparation for a career – and that instilling them in young people ‘should not be left to chance’.

Type of Work:Monograph (Working Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:4
Department:Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
Additional Information:

The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues or The University of Birmingham.

Series/Collection Name:The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Insight Series
Keywords:Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, Insight Series, Character Education
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Funders:John Templeton Foundation
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1900

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