Character education in schools and the education of teachers

@article{Revell2007CharacterEI,
  title={Character education in schools and the education of teachers},
  author={Lynn Revell and J. Bryson Arthur},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={79 - 92}
}
This article explores student teachers' attitudes to and experience of character and values education in schools and looks at their assessment of the opportunities provided by schools for the development of character. The data from over 1000 student teachers in two universities indicates that while they are overwhelmingly in favour of developing their skills in the area of moral development, their opportunities to do this are uneven and are dependent on their course and their teaching placement… 
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