The debate on Character has recently gained momentum in the public sphere. See below for the latest news, blogs and additional resources.
What is good character and how do you get it? – Peter Blackwell, ReachOut CEO, answers the question on everyone’s mind
Nicky Morgan opens character symposium at Floreat School – The Education Secretary sets out her vision for character education.
Measuring Character, is it possible? should we try? – Alison Braybrooks, Director of Fundraising and Impact at ReachOut says maybe, and yes!
The Science of Character Video – Let it Ripple
Statement on Youth Social Action and Character Development – The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
Character Education in UK Schools – The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham
“Teaching character education in schools is a waste of time” – Policy Exchange debate
The Building Blocks of Character – Should Schools Be the Builder? – Xavier Bosch, former ReachOut CEO Huffinton Post Blog
Character can and should be taught in school, says Hunt – BBC news article
Character Education, Can it Change Who You Are? – ReachOut volunteer Tom Akhgar looks deeper into ReachOut’s mission to teach character.
Comfort Zones and The Growth Mindset – Frances Ellis, Director of Operations at ReachOut blogs about two things that have helped her improve her staying power.
Health, Wealth, and Freedom: How Self Control can help secure them all – Frances Pearson of ReachOut sets out the evidence for putting effort into developing self-control
How Children Succeed – Paul Tough