National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on Approaches to the Development of Character

Jul 27, 2016

Character education comes in many forms and under many names. Usually a component of structured activities or lessons that engage students in academics, sports, service, and other activities, its aim is to develop or strengthen positive behaviors, attitudes, values, or attributes in young people. In July 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a two-day workshop to review research and practice relevant to the development of character, with a particular focus on ideas that can support the adults who develop and run out-of-school programs.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on Approaches to the Development of Character