KPCEL Resources

Convening 1: Recommended Reading

Bohlin, K. E. (2014). An argument worth rehearsing. Journal of Character Education 10(1), 53-59.

Bohlin, K. & Kris, D. Building a life compass: how to navigate life's challenges and opportunities. (2018) [PDF file]

Duckworth, A. & Yeager, D. (2015) Measurement matters: assessing personal qualities other than cognitive ability for educational purposes. Educational Researcher 44(4), 237-251.

McGrath, R. (2018) What is character education? Development of a prototype. Journal of Character Education 14(2), 22-35.

VanderWeele, T. J. (2018). Is forgiveness a public health issue? American Public Health Association 108(2): 189–190.

VanderWeele, T. J. (2017). On the promotion of human flourishing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(31), 8148-8156.

Research Reports

Arthur, J., & Harrison, T. (n.d.). Schools of character (Rep.). 
Arthur, J., K. K., Cooke, S., Brown, E., & Carr, D. (2015). The good teacher (Rep.). 

Arthur, J., Harrison, T., Burn, E., & Moller, F. (n.d.). Schools of virtue character education in three Birmingham schools (Rep.). 

Arthur, J., Harrison, T., Carr, D., Kristjánsson, K., Hayes, D., Higgins, J., & Davison, J. (n.d.). Knightly virtues enhancing virtue literacy through stories (Rep.). 

Arthur, J., Kristjánsson, K., Walker, D., Sanderse, W., Jones, C., Thoma, S., . . . Roberts, M. (2015, February). Character education in U.K. schools (Rep.). 
Bohlin, K., Dougherty, S., and Farmer, D. (2002) Coming up short? Practices of teacher educators committed to character. Washington, DC: Character Education Partnership.

Commission on Children at Risk. (September, 2003) Hardwired to connect: The new scientific case for Authoritative Communities. New York: Institute for American Values. 

Hartshorne, H., May, M. (1928). Studies in the nature of character. New York: The Macmillan Company. 

James, A., Kristjánsson, K., Gulliford, L., & Morgan, B. (2014, February 4). An Attitude for Gratitude How Gratitude is Understood, Experienced, and Valued by the British Public (Rep.). 

McGrath, R., Walker, D. (2016) Factor structure of character strengths in youth: Consistency across ages and measures, Journal of Moral Education, 45:4, 400-418

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of the American Medical Association, September 10, 1997, V. 278, 10

Nielsen-Jones, E., Ryan, K., and Bohlin, K. (1999) Teachers as educators of character: Are the nation’s schools of education coming up short? Washington, DC: Character Education Partnership

Improvement science resources

Bryk, A. S., Gomez, L. M., Grunow, A., & LeMahieu, P. G. (2015). Learning to improve: How America’s schools can get better at getting better. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Langley, G. J., Moen, R. D., Nolan, K. M., Nolan, T. W., Norman, C. L., & Provost, L. P. (2009). The improvement guide: a practical approach to enhancing organizational performance. John Wiley & Sons.

LeMahieu, P. (2018). Why a NIC?

Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J. R., Gomez, L. M., Lemahieu, P. G., & Grunow, A. (2017). A framework for the initiation of networked improvement communities. Teachers College Record, 119(5).

Resources for School leaders

Arthur, J., Kristjansson, K., Harrison, T., Sanderse, W., Wright, D. (2017). Teaching character and virtue in schools. Abington, LDN & New York, NY: Routledge.

Baehr, J. (Eds.). (2016). Intellectual virtues and education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Berkowitz, M. (2012). You can’t teach through a rat. Boone, NC. Character Development Group.

Bohlin, K. (2005). Teaching character education through literature: Awakening the moral imagination in secondary classrooms. Abington, LDN & New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer.

Bohlin, K., Farmer, D., Ryan, K. (2001) Building character in schools resource guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bohlin, K. and Lerner, B. (Eds.) (2005) Great lives, vital lessons. Chapel Hill: The Character Development Group.

Bohlin, K., Lerner, B., Ryan, K. (2011). Happiness and virtue beyond east and west. Tokyo, Rutland, VT, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.

Carr, D. & Harrison, T. (2015). Educating character through stories. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic.

Gregory, M. (2009). Shaped by stories. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Lickona, T., Schaps, E., Lewis, C. (2007) CEP's Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education

McGrath, R., Niemiec, R. (2019). The power of character strength. United States: VIA Institute on Character.

Roberts, J.L. (2013). The Power of Patience. Harvard Magazine

Ryan, K. and Bohlin, K. (1999) Building character in schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ryan, K., Bohlin, K., Thayer, J. (1996) Character Education Manifesto

Seider, S. Character compass: how powerful school culture can point students toward success. (2012). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Tigner, S. (1999). Cultural Foundations for Educators Syllabus. In Williams, M. and Schaps, E. (Eds.) Character Education the Foundation for Teacher Education. Washington DC: Character Education Partnership.