Professor Kristján Kristjánsson Writes for The Conversation 17th December 2014 Academic Publications

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson, Deputy Director of Research at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, has published an article in The Conversation titled "To build children’s character, leave self-esteem out of it".  Writing about the recent political discourse developing around character education Prof. Kristjánsson expresses his concern about the apparent focus on cultivating self-esteem and self-confidence in pupils, which shifts the focus away from moral and intellectual virtues such as honesty, compassion, grit and resilience.  The article goes on to discuss the need for the character agenda to be 'much more about who we really are deep down rather than who we think we are'.

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