White Papers from Character Education Partnership

Common Core White PaperPosition Paper from Character.org
Integrating Common Core and Character Education: Why It Is Essential and How It Can Be Done
By Kristin Fink, M.A. and Karen Geller, Ed.D.

With more states adopting the Common Core, it can be overwhelming for schools and teachers to consider “adding” anything else. But character education isn’t about adding, it’s about integrating with all that you already do.

In this whitepaper, you will discover:

  • Details on integrating character education and the common core
  • 3 ways to strengthen common core
  • Powerful strategies and best practices for your school to integrate

If you want to teach for character and 21st Century Global skills, download this publication today!

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Other Position Papers from Character Education Partnership

Developing and Assessing School Culture A New Level of Accountability for Schools
A positive school culture—what many people call “school climate”—is the cornerstone of all good schools. It is the foundation for school improvement. Nevertheless, it often goes unmentioned and unaddressed in school reform and assessment.
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Performance Values: Why They Matter and What Schools Can Do to Foster Their Development
The paper reviews research on the complementary contributions of performance character and moral character to human development and achievement and describes ten practices that teachers and schools have used to develop performance character.
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The Rebirth and Retooling of Character Education in America
By Russell J. Sojourner, Ph.D., Former Director, Schools of Character
While it is no doubt true that the American educational system was originally focused just as much (or more) on the development of student morality, virtue and citizenship as it was on improving student acumen in reading, writing and arithmetic, it is also true that by the middle of the 20th century, schools deliberately chose to back away from the traditional role as character educators. The full story of this shift is still being written, but there is little disagreement that moral deficiencies, destructive youth behavior and wasted potential are real and damage the welfare of our young and society as a whole.

Character Development During the College Years: Why It’s Crucial and How It Can Be Fostered
This position paper makes the case for intentional college level character development as the most promising way to achieve that goal. The paper cites examples of higher education institutions that are currently taking deliberate steps to prepare their graduates not only to flourish in the workplace but also to contribute effectively as ethical citizens of their communities, nation, and world.
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