The Center for the Study of Ethical Development has been awarded a grant of $2.5m from the Kern Family Foundation to develop character through school leadership in Alabama.
PI - Dr. David Ian Walker (Educational Studies, Educational Psychology)
Co-PI’s - Dr. Brenda Mendiola and Dr. Yvette Bynum (Educational Leadership Department), Felicia Simpson
We are pleased to announce that this project to develop character through school leadership in Alabama started in January of 2020. Through collaboration with the Educational Leadership program and UA’s Superintendent’s Academy (SA), the project will prepare and support new administrators, principals and future educational leaders to apply a virtue-ethics approach to character development in schools, emphasizing the pursuit of student flourishing as the rightful purpose of education. The program will span four and a half years, and is designed to have a long-term positive impact on K-12 character education in Alabama.