Information used to prepare this booklet came from the following papers, which were presented at the White House Conference on Character and Community, held in June 2002:
Damon, William. The Roots of Character and the Role of Community.
Dodge, Kenneth A. Preventing Chronic Violence in Schools.
Narvaez, Darcia. The Expertise of Moral Character.
Schaps, Eric. Community in School: Central to Character Formation and More.
Walker, Lawrence J. The Character of Moral Exemplars.
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