There are so many pressing issues in the UK today – racism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, knife and gun crimes. Even more significantly, there seems to be a lack of concern about others, due to...Read more
Why the current inclusion of character education in the Ofsted framework is insufficient
At the Virtue Ethics Foundation, we believe both the purpose of character education itself, and the purpose behind advocating character education need to be appropriately conceived and clearly identified. We take a philosophical position that we...Read more
The universal language of sociojusticism
The divide and schisms in the political spheres have all become but a source of fragmenting humanity. There is the left and the right; liberalism and conservatism; modernism and postmodernism; individualism and collectivism...Read more
Can virtue ethics help society in 2021?
In a previous blog, we discussed what ‘character education’ is – a nurturing process that aims to support and develop young people’s good human traits, such as: respect empathy honesty gratitude courage forgiveness patience compassion and...Read more
What do we really mean by character education – and why is it so important?
Reading, writing and arithmetic – all vitally important skills for our children to master and taught consciously and subconsciously from a very early age. However, the teaching of qualities such as compassion, courage, fairness, and respect...Read more