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Pijanowski, John; Lasater, Kara – Journal of Character Education, 2020
This article explores the case for integrating intellectual virtues into the curriculum and pedagogical practice of preparing future school leaders. Professional accreditation standards provided a foundation for demonstrating the role of intellectual virtue in the practice of effectively running schools. The Virtuous Scientist project served as…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Lin, Jing; Culham, Tom; Scott, Charles – Journal of Character Education, 2020
In this article, we argue that virtues can emerge from contemplation which can lead us to attunement with the Dao thereby realizing our inner goodness and intrinsic traits. This requires us to persist in doing inner and outer work. Inner work involves meditation and reflective practices to awaken ourselves and others. Outer work involves engaging…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religion, Metacognition, Reflection
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Matthews, Michael; Ryan, Diane M.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Character Education, 2020
The mission statement of the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), commonly known as West Point, clearly articulates character is a core competency needed to be an effective Army officer. But the lessons of a protracted period of war and conflict, beginning with the events of September 11, 2001, have underscored the importance of character in the military…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Military Personnel, Military Training, Values Education
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Matteo, Elizabeth K.; You, Di – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Undergraduate internships are among one of the several high impact practices (HIPs) related to deep learning, self-reported gains, and effective educational practices (Kuh, 2008). HIPs, as measured by the National Survey on Student Engagement, utilize active learning practices, and share several traits: (1) they demand considerable time and…
Descriptors: Program Design, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students, Ethics
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Ellis, Lyman, III – Journal of Character Education, 2020
People notice when athletes behave badly. How coaches' leadership style influences the virtuous behavior in their athletes is understudied. National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III soccer athletes were surveyed (N = 274) to gauge how they behave during games, how they think about competition, and how they perceive their coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Leadership Styles, Values Education, Athletes
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Hylen, Michael G.; Willian, Lewis – Journal of Character Education, 2020
Servant Leadership substantiates the truth that through service to others, while leading others, individuals fulfill a longing for living virtuous lives. This study evaluated the impact of a principal preparation program on candidate self-perception of five dispositional skills associated with servant leadership. To determine the impact of the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Principals, Administrator Education
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Akruvala, Sneh; Warrick, Nicole; Chukwunenye, Amara; Luppino, Briana; Valdez, Kristina; Kelly, Victoria – Journal of Character Education, 2020
This paper provides an overview of virtue development in the training of Catholic Sisters in Africa and showcases how virtue attainment positions them to be exceptional leaders that promote advances in the state of education in Africa. Additionally, the authors briefly discuss the role of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an…
Descriptors: Catholics, Nuns, Ethics, Cooperation
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Sharma, Gitima; Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Mariya – Journal of Character Education, 2019
This study focused on the validation of the Revised Sense of Purpose Scale (SOPS-2) with emerging adults. We used a sample of 681 college students aged between 18 and 25 years old. The results provided evidence for the factorial validity of the SOPS-2 designed to measure awareness of purpose, awakening to purpose, and altruistic purpose. The…
Descriptors: Validity, Young Adults, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Klein, Tim; Liang, Belle; Sepulveda, Jonathan; White, Allison E. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Public education in the United States is increasingly focused on ensuring that all students graduate from high school and matriculate to college. Unfortunately, students themselves have demonstrated widespread academic disengagement across the middle and high school years. This disengagement is associated with a host of negative academic outcomes,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Youth Programs, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Nayman, Samuel J.; Elias, Maurice J.; Selby, Edward A.; Fishman, Daniel B.; Linsky, Arielle C. V.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Despite the intuitive appeal of purpose as a subject of inquiry and its associations with positive life outcomes, empirical research on adolescent purpose is limited. This exploratory study examined several dimensions of purpose--classification, engagement, and commitment--based on essay and survey responses from a sample of 124 low-SES and…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Schools, Grade 7
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Stillman, Susan; Martinez, Lorea – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Purpose is conceptualized as an intention to make meaning for self and to contribute to a greater world. Purpose in youth is critical to well-being, especially in the areas of good health and overall life satisfaction. An intentional set of strategies can be employed by educators to infuse and integrate purpose into youth development,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Emotional Intelligence, Classroom Techniques, Well Being
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Bronk, Kendall Cotton; Baumsteiger, Rachel; Mangan, Susan; Riches, Brian; Dubon, Valeska; Benavides, Celina; Bono, Giacomo – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Although searching for and discovering a purpose in life has been associated with a variety of psychological, physical, and academic benefits, the experience is relatively rare (Bronk, 2013). Only about one fifth of adolescents and one third of young adults report leading a life of purpose (Damon, 2008). Accordingly, we designed and tested 2 brief…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Concept, Values Education, Correlation
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Quinn, Brandy P.; Heckes, Sydney L.; Shea, Lauren – Journal of Character Education, 2019
While there is growing research supporting the benefits of purpose development to adolescents and the communities of which they are a part, research about specific practices to support purpose development, specifically in high schools, remains scarce. Grounded in theories about teacher knowledge, the research team relied on a dimensional…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Student Development, Adolescent Development
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Malin, Heather; Liauw, Indrawati; Remington, Kathleen – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Purpose is an important aspect of character development and thriving in adolescence; yet, there is little research explaining how it develops or how contexts such as school can support its development. In this study, 1,304 eighth graders completed a survey that measured purpose as the integration of 2 dimensions-- beyond-the-self life goal…
Descriptors: Personality, Educational Environment, Grade 8, Student Attitudes
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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Journal of Character Education, 2019
The guiding question of this article is to what extent, if any, Chikuro Hiroike's (1866-1938) tenets about so-called ortholinons (as moral exemplars), in his general system of moralogy, illuminate problems typically attributed to moral-exemplar methodology and help with their amelioration. I begin with a brief rehearsal of the method of using…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Role Models, Values Education, Teaching Methods
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