Academic journal article Journal of Research in Character Education

Message from Andrew J. Milson

Academic journal article Journal of Research in Character Education

Message from Andrew J. Milson

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Marvin Berkowitz and I first discussed creating this journal at the beginning of 2002. It was not clear at that time whether or not such a journal would survive. We had high hopes that this would be a journal that would serve as a scholarly publication outlet for researchers in the field and that it would appeal to a wide audience of readers interested in character education research. With the strong support of George Johnson of Information Age Publishing and Esther Schaefer, formerly of the Character Education Partnership, Marvin and I were able to launch the first volume of the journal in 2003. At the close of 2005 the journal appears to be quite healthy. We have seen an increase in both the quantity and the quality of the manuscripts submitted to the journal. Given that our acceptance rate typically hovers around 30%, it is safe to argue that we are producing a reasonably selective journal. It is my hope that the readers of the JRCE are finding the articles to be relevant and rigorous examples of research in character education.

I have decided that this is a good time for me to step aside as co-editor of the journal. …

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