Journal of Character Education

Vol. 13 #1

Edited by:
Jacques S. Benninga, California State University, Fresno
Marvin W. Berkowitz, University of Missouri—St. Louis

A volume in the series: Journal of Character Education. Editor(s): Jacques S. Benninga, California State University, Fresno. Marvin W. Berkowitz, University of Missouri—St. Louis.

Published 2017

The Journal of Character Education is the only professional journal in education devoted to character education. It is designed to cover the field—from the latest research to applied best practices. We include original research reports, editorials and conceptual articles by the best minds in our field, reviews of latest books, and other relevant strategies and manuscripts by edu-cators that describe best practices in teaching and learning related to character education. The Journal of Character Education has for over a decade been the sole scholarly journal focused on research, theory, measurement, and practice of character education. This issue includes four em-pirical articles and a practitioner’s voice section. Topics covered in this issue include different approaches to character education in the classroom (e.g., after school, reading strategies), applications to cheating, and teacher preparation.



Approaches to the Development of Character, Richard M. Lerner, Deborah Lowe Vandell, and Jonathan M. Tirrell


Character: A Multifaceted Developmental System, Larry Nucci

On the Importance of Coherence in the Study of Character Development (A Response to Nucci) Kristina Schmid Callina and Richard M. Lerner

The Essentials and Complexities of Character: Reflections on Nucci’s Multifaceted Model (A Response to Nucci) Robert E. McGrath

Toward a Science of Character Education: Frameworks for Identifying and Implementing Effective Practices, Marvin W. Berkowitz, Melinda C. Bier, and Brian McCauley

Illuminating the Mechanisms of Character Development (A Response to Berkowitz, Bier, & McCauley) Camille A. Farrington

Ready to Implement? How the Out-of-School Time Workforce Can Support Character Development Through Social and Emotional Learning: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions, Deborah A. Moroney and Elizabeth Devaney