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By Alex Gregg - January, 7th 2015

Character Scotland's 2014 Year in Review

The team at Character Scotland would like to wish all of our members, subscribers, followers and readers a very Happy New Year. To celebrate we would like to take you...

The 2015 Election, and Young People.

Written by | Tuesday, 27 January 2015

100 days until election day, TV debates and party broadcasts are beginning to trickle in, the newspapers are plastered with headlines and websites are full with lists on who each party are and what they are standing for in the 2015 election. But… who are the audience? More importantly, who should be the audience?

The Family Virtues Guide

Written by | Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Family Virtues Guide is a book designed to help parents pass down basic virtues to their children. The book is compiled by The Virtues Project (an international organisation dedicated to inspiring spiritual growth in young and old alike) and shows parents and teachers how to turn words into actions and ideals into realities. Retired PE teacher, school Governor, mother and grandparent, Avril Davidson, recently reviewed the book.

In the Western World we see education as more of a chore, as a right, not as a priviledge. A columnist writes about the recent attacks in Peshwar and the perspective it puts on our education system.

A high-profile opening of a new primary school by the University of Cambridge is set to open this September with mindfulness and strong core values at the heart of Headteacher James Biddulph's vision for the school.

Educating 'Soft Skills'

Written by | Friday, 23 January 2015

What can schools and higher education institutions do for young people regarding the development of essential 'soft skills', 'character traits' or 'graduate attributes' that employers desire? 

Where is money on education spent?

Written by | Friday, 23 January 2015

Unicef have published a report, "The Investment Case for Education and Equity," this month which has found that  46% of public spending on schools is spent helping the richest and most educated 10% of children. 

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