Academic journal article Journal of Research in Character Education

Editors' Introduction

Academic journal article Journal of Research in Character Education

Editors' Introduction

Article excerpt

When Andy Milson and Marvin W. Berkowitz founded the Journal of Character Education 15 years ago (originally the Journal of Research in Character Education), it was a clear intention to be associated with the leading character education organization in the world, then known as The Character Education Partnership and now as Character.org. That relation has been enriching and has grown and transformed over the ensuing decade and a half. And it has taken many forms. Two of the most prominent have been the JCE's publication of Character.org white papers and periodically case studies of National Schools of Character.

This relationship is expanding into two new forms. First, the prior issue of the JCE (Volume 12, Number 1) was a themed issue proposed by current JCE coeditor, Jack Benninga. The focus was character education and Common Core Standards, but more importantly here, it was the first issue that was a full collaboration between Character.org and the JCE. It included a Character.org white paper and a set of case studies from National Schools of Character, and the entire issue was compiled in collaboration with Character.org.

The current issue represents another new form of collaboration. At the 2016 National Forum on Character Education, Character.org conferred the "Sandy Award" on Joseph Gauld, founder of the Hyde School. The Sandy, more formally the Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award, is given annually by Character. …

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