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Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education

This evaluation guide is presented as a resource primarily for project directors who are federal grantees embarking on an evaluation of a character education intervention, although it contains useful information that can benefit other education administrators who also are providing these interventions. It offers strategies for working with external evaluators and key stakeholders in planning and implementing a scientifically sound evaluation.
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Federal resources and support for character education

The United States Congress and the Department of Education have expanded support for character education for more than a decade, enabling schools across our nation to implement character education in a variety of ways. The Department of Education provides grants to state and local education agencies to support the development of character education. Since 1995, through the Partnerships in Character Education Program, the Department has awarded 97 grants to assist in designing, implementing and sustaining high-quality opportunities for students to learn and understand the importance of strong character in their lives.

Character Education Resources for parents and teachers:

Character Education…Our Shared Responsibility
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Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Programs

Character Education and Civic Engagement Technical Assistance Center (CETAC).

State Pilot Projects, 1995-2001 Lessons Learned
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http://preview.ed.gov/programs/charactered/lessons.pdf

The CETAC E-Newsletter is the newsletter for Character Education and Civic Engagement—The newsletter is published by CETAC for the U. S. Department of Education’s OSDFS. The newsletter is intended to keep the field informed about the Department's activities and resources in character education and to share information about new developments in character education and civic engagement that will be helpful to the field and grantees funded under the Partnerships in Character Education Program (PCEP).

What Works Clearinghouse—Character Education

Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen (Online Viewing
Order by calling (877) 4ED-PUBS.

Developing Character Through Literature: A Teacher's Resource Book Available through the ERIC Clearinghouse at:
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal
Order by calling (800) 443-3742.

Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.

Grant Application Information

 
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Last Modified: 11/08/2011