Moral Education



"Grappling," by Theodore Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer, in Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999

"Taking a  Common-Sense Approach to Moral Education," by R.E. Myers, in The Clearinghouse, March/April 2001

" 'Character Counts!': A Leadership Service Learning Project," by Sara Scholz, Kristyn Harms, and Linda Moody, in The Agricultural Education Magazine, July/August 2001

"Dare to Think For Yourself," by Denis Dutton, in Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 2001

"With Friends Like These, Pity America's Kids," by Thomas Szasz, in the Los Angeles Times, March 2001

"Renewing Democracy in the Schools," by Nel Noddings, in The Phi Delta Kappan, April, 1999

"Education and Character: A  Conservative View,"  by Denis Doyle, in Phi Delta Kappan, February, 1997

"Experiments in Moral Education," by William Kilpatrick, speech given to the Professors of  World Peace Academy, November 1997

"Is Character Education Hopeless?" by Kevin  Ryan, in The American Enterprise, September/October, 1996

"Character Education and Teacher Education: How Are Prospective Teachers Being Prepared to Foster Good Character in Students," by Emily N. Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Karen Bohlin, in Action in Teacher Education, Winter, 1998

"The Limits of Tolerance,"  by Paul Kurtz, in Free Inquiry, Volume 16, Number 1

"How to Re-Moralize America," by Francis Fukuyama, in The Wilson Quarterly, Summer, 1999

"Reimagining Destiny," by Paul Berman, in The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1999



The Center for the Study of Adolescence at Stanford University, headed by William Damon, author of Greater Expectations.

Character Counts Foundation

Bureau of Essential Ethics Education  The Values in Action network is a growing number of North American Schools (Over 1000 schools) who feel Ethics Education and Value Centered environments make the most impact in a child's success in school.

California Character Education Clearinghouse  Contains annotated bibliography on character education, extensive links to resources, more.

Center for the 4th & 5th R's  Serves as a regional, state, and national resource in character education. "Helping schools, teachers, and parents develop good character in youth."

Character Education Partnership (CEP)   CEP is a "nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation's youth as one means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society. The Web site features information about publications on character education, the full text of a newsletter,
a resource database, a discussion area, and a database of information on assessment in character education.

The Ethics Resource Center's Character Development Program   Areas include "Making the Case for Character Education" and "Character Education Encyclopedia," as well as products and services for schools interested in implementing a character education program.

Periodical articles on moral and character education on line