Journal of Moral Education 51 (2):219-237 (2022)

Authors
Abstract
Having an agreed-upon definition of character education would be useful for both researchers and practitioners in the field. However, even experts in character education disagree on how they would define it. We attempted to achieve greater conceptual clarity on this issue through a prototype analysis in which the features perceived as most central to character education were identified. In Study 1 (N = 77), we asked character education experts to enumerate features of character education. Based on these lists, we identified 30 features. In Study 2 (N = 101), experts assessed which features were central to character education through a categorization task. In Study 3 (N = 166), we assessed the extent of centrality using scalar items. We conclude by offering practical advice for the development of future character education studies and programs rooted in what is deemed central to such programs.
Keywords Character education  Prototype analysis  Moral education  Reaction time
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1080/03057240.2020.1862073
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Educating for Intellectual Virtues: From Theory to Practice.Jason Baehr - 2013 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 47 (2):248-262.
Principles of Categorization.Eleanor Rosch - 1988 - In Allan Collins & Edward E. Smith (eds.), Readings in Cognitive Science, a Perspective From Psychology and Artificial Intelligence. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. pp. 312-22.
Prototypicality of Emotions: A Reaction Time Study.Beverley Fehr, James A. Russell & Lawrence M. Ward - 1982 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 20 (5):253-254.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education.Thomas Lickona - 1996 - Journal of Moral Education 25 (1):93-100.
John Dewey and Character Education.Jeanne Pietig - 1977 - Journal of Moral Education 6 (3):170-180.
Aristotelian Versus Virtue Ethical Character Education.Randall Curren - 2016 - Journal of Moral Education 45 (4):516-526.
Character Education, the Individual and the Political.Andrew Peterson - 2020 - Journal of Moral Education 49 (2):143-157.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-27

Total views
221 ( #52,078 of 2,518,496 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
85 ( #8,790 of 2,518,496 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes