Journal of Character Education

Vol. 14 #2

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 2018

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 the latest books, and other relevant strategies and manuscripts by educators 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 a "Voices" section highlighting the 2017 "Sandy Award" recipient, along with four peer-reviewed articles, and a book review.


Editors’ Introduction, Marvin W. Berkowitz and Jacques S. Benninga

Testing and Measuring the Impact of Character Education on the Learning Environment and its Outcomes, Terry Lovat

What is Character Education? Development of a Prototype, Robert E. McGrath

Clarifying Character Education: Commentary on McGrath, Angela L. Duckworth and Peter Meindl

The Promise and Perils of Prototyping: Can We (and Should We) Define Character Education? Blaine J. Fowers

Reflections on Robert McGrath’s “What is Character Education?” Thomas Lickona

Fostering Civil Discourse: A Promising Practice for Youth Development, Corey Seemiller.

Review of The Character Gap: How Good are We? (2018), by Christian B. Miller Sabrina Little