New Research Directions in Character and Values Education in the UK

  • James Arthur
  • Kenneth Wilson


This chapter reports on a series of research projects designed to begin to explore the formation of character and values in schools, universities and employment organizations. The goal of the research was to explore the type of person into whom school-aged children, students and employees may wish to develop, grow and change – the type of person whom, with the appropriate moral and character education, they may wish to ‘become’ in the course of the development of their personal moral integrity. Part of this quest concerns school-aged children, students and employees having a set of personal core values and actualizing or obviating these values in their interactions with peers, teachers, seniors, colleagues and other groups.


Character Education Corporate Social Responsibility Activity Moral Identity Character Development Character Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK

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