Professor Seider Published New Book: Character Compass

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October 26th, 2012

Professor Scott Seider’s new book, Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success was recently published by Harvard Education Press.

In Character Compass, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways. The schools Seider profiles are Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, and Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School.

Boston Prep focuses on students’ moral character development, Roxbury Prep prioritizes performance character development, and Pacific Rim emphasizes civic character development. Drawing on surveys, interviews, field notes, and student achievement data, Character Compass highlights the unique effects of these distinct approaches to character development as well as the implications for parents, educators, and policymakers committed to fostering powerful school culture in their own school communities.

Boston University School of Education will be celebrating Professor Seider’s publication with an Character Compass: Book Talk event. The Book Talk will be held on Thursday, November 1st, 2012, 6 to 7:30 pm. The event will feature Seider and educators from the profiled schools.

For more information and to register for the Book Talk, please visit here.