APPROACHES TO THE
Development of Character
Proceedings of a Workshop
Alexandra Beatty, Rapporteur
Board on Testing and Assessment
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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COMMITTEE ON DEFINING AND MEASURING CHARACTER AND CHARACTER EDUCATION: A WORKSHOP
DEBORAH VANDELL (Chair), School of Education, University of California, Irvine
CATHERINE BRADSHAW, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
LUCY FRIEDMAN, The After-School Corporation, New York
ELLEN GANNET, National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College
STEPHANIE JONES, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
RICHARD M. LERNER, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University
VELMA McBRIDE MURRY, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
JENNIFER BROWN URBAN, College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University
ALEXANDRA BEATTY, Study Director
PATRICIA MORISON, Acting Board Director, Board on Testing and Assessment
KELLY ARRINGTON, Senior Program Assistant
BOARD ON TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
DAVID J. FRANCIS (Chair), Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics, University of Houston
MARK DYNARSKI, Pemberton Research, LLC, East Windsor, New Jersey
JOAN HERMAN, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, University of California, Los Angeles
SHARON LEWIS, Council of Great City Schools, Washington, DC
BRIAN STECHER, Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
JOHN ROBERT WARREN, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
PATRICIA MORISON, Acting Director
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