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A Framework for Character Education in Schools

The Jubilee Centre Framework for Character Education in Schools sets out the Centre's position on character education, what it is, and why it is important. The Framework calls for all schools to make explicit how they go about developing pupils' character. The Framework was first published in 2013, with the latest iteration being published in 2017.

The current version includes the Jubilee Centre 'Building Blocks of Character', which breaks virtues down into four 'types', namely intellectual virtues, moral virtues, civic virtues, and performance virtues, working in combination towards the development of the meta-virtue of phronesis

The Framework also includes 'A Neo-Aristotelian Model of Moral Development', which depicts possible pathways to 'becoming virtuous', through the Aristotelian lens of habituation, foregrounding the importance of early family upbringing. 

The Framework is used to underpin the approach to all research that the Centre engages in and has, so far, been sent to over 7,000 schools across the UK, plus many others internationally. The Framework is intended to offer a perspective on character education for schools to consider, and not be treated as a blueprint for teaching character in schools. Whilst written in the language of schools, for teachers, the Framework is flexible and relevant to all individuals, organisations, and institutions seeking to articulate their approach to character development. 

The Framework is available to download below, and hard copies can be requested directly from the Jubilee Centre.