Centre Holds Conference on Character at Roosevelt House
15th June 2015
On 5th and 6th June, the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues held a conference on character, non-cognitive skills and K-12 education, in partnership with CUNY Institute for Education Policy, a leading education think tank in New York. The conference took place at Roosevelt House, New York, and brought together leading authorities from a variety of backgrounds including research, school leadership, teaching, the voluntary-sector and policy. Following an opening address by Centre Director Professor James Arthur and Founding Director of the Institute for Education Policy Dr David Steiner, the conference examined the theoretical basis for character education, explored its application to policy and practice, and generated much debate about the terminological variance between fields in both the UK and USA. The launch of the report by Demos with the Jubilee Centre, Character Nation, also took place as part of the conference, highlighting some key recommendations for policy-makers in the UK.
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