Leading Schools of Character 2014
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Open Workshop: 

Leading Schools of Character: Foundations and Best Practices

Date: 5 June 2014 or 6 June 2014

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Time: 9am to 5pm

Closing date: 16 May 2014 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$300.00 per participant which includes all training materials, 2 tea breaks and 1 lunch.

For 2 or more participants from the same school/organisation who sign up, the cost will be S$250.00 per person.
Fees do not include GST.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to download the Open Workshop Registration Form.

Workshop Synopsis

Ideally, Character Education is comprehensive school reform designed to promote both character development and academic achievement. Based on 15 years of experience mentoring school leaders and school improvement reforms, 5 foundational principles of such schools will be presented as will core strategies of effective leadership.

This workshop will focus on two related issues: (1) foundational principles of effective character education; (2) key elements of effective school leadership for character development.  The former will focus on the PRIME model which identifies the necessity of making character education an authentic school priority, strategically nurturing the development of healthy relationships, using methods that lead to the internalization of character values, the modeling of character by adults in the school community, and the empowerment of all members of the school community through democratic reforms.  The latter includes prioritization, management of human resources, and role modeling by school leaders.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand five foundational principles of effective character education
  • Learn examples of effective practice
  • Learn foundational principles of effective leadership of comprehensive character education-based school reform

Target Audience

Classroom teachers of all levels, staff developers, teachers of leadership programs and institutes, and leaders of school systems

About the Trainer - Professor Marvin W. Berkowitz

Marvin W. Berkowitz is the McDonnell Professor of Character Education and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and UM System President’s Thomas Jefferson Professor.  He is a developmental psychologist specializing in character development and education. He is author of You Can’t Teach Through a Rat, Parenting for Good and more than 100 book chapters and journal articles, and is co-editor of the Journal of Research in Character Education.  He was awarded the Character Education Partnership’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2006) and the Association for Moral Education’s Good Work Award (2010). 



Click here to view Professor Marvin's video clip