WWCE Database

What Works in Character Education (WWCE) is an on-going effort to uncover and synthesize existing scientific research on the effects of K-12 character education.

The What Works in Character Education (WWCE) database is an in-progress effort to make the data and materials that underlie this systematic review of character education programs and research studies easily accessible. You can search this database for specific programs, grade level, intervention strategy, or measured outcome. This online interactive database is being developed through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation, S.D Bechtel, Jr Foundation and the Harry Singer Foundation.

The original What Works in Character Education (WWCE) was an early effort to uncover and synthesize existing scientific research on the effects of K-12 character education. It is made up of a brief overview of the project, a description of the main findings, a set of guidelines on effective character education practice, and some brief cautionary remarks regarding how to interpret the findings. It provided practical advice for educators.

What Works in Character Education was produced in collaboration with the Character Education Partnership (CEP) and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The work was created in several formats and disseminated as static printed manuscripts. The pdf versions are available below:

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