A recent article published online by the Practical Ethics blog from the University of Oxford entitled, “Is there value in teaching moral values?” explains a variety of challenges to Character Education and questions its feasibility.
What is self-regulation? It’s the character value that allows us to practice our virtue of temperance; it protects us from excess and allows us to act more disciplined, but how does it come in to play in our daily lives and how can we encourage more of it?
A fantastic scheme steered by Strathclyde University’s School of Education has been pairing up underprivileged young people with elderly mentors in socially-disadvantaged areas of Glasgow, to help provide the support and confidence needed for these young people to take the next step in their education.
On the 4th November Policy Exchange held a debate with the motion, “Teaching Character Education in schools is a waste of time.” Fighting for the motion were Toby Young, and Martin Robinson, whilst debating against the motion were Dr Anthony Seldon and James O’Shaughnessy.