Partnerships in Character Education Program
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
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:
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 Educations 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).
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:
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