Governor Robert D. Ray: A Champion of CHARACTER COUNTS!

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that Governor Robert D. Ray passed away earlier this week. Governor Robert D. Ray played a major role in bring the CHARACTER COUNTS! program to Iowa which is now headquartered at The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. The Character Counts‘ team sends our deepest regards […]

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 […]