Certificated Student Development Workshop (SDW)

The most critical component of an effective CHARACTER COUNTS! student development initiative is our certificated comprehensive three-day workshop in our small group setting with a expert master trainer providing hands-on learning. Participants completing this course will be certified as CHARACTER COUNTS! Champions, authorized to conduct internal in-service training and administer school or organization-wide CHARACTER COUNTS! implementations. Who Should [...]

Character Education: An Historical Overview

 by: Robert Tatman, Stacey Edmonson, John R. Slate from Rice University’s OpenStax CNX  Introduction Dewey (1944) framed a rich historical context when he wrote that, “It is a commonplace of educational theory that the establishing of character is a comprehensive aim of school instruction and discipline” (p. 346). Poignantly closing his book Democracy and Education with a […]


CHARACTER COUNTS! is a project of the nonprofit, nonsectarian Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, a public 501(c)(3) charity based in Los Angeles CA. Founder The Institute was founded in 1987 by Michael Josephson, a law professor who established the Institute in honor of his parents, Joseph and Edna with funds generated by the […]