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Dr Sandra Cooke Visits Stanford Center on Adolescence 4th June 2014 Academic Jubilee Centre Dr Sandra Cooke, Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues recently visited the Center on Adolescence, at Stanford University, CA, to hear more about the Center and share ideas and mutual interests. Impressed by the work that is done there, Sandra reports that many useful links have been made, particularly in the areas of moral education, teachers’ preparation for moral practice, developing character in young people through voluntary civic and democratic participation, and ethical professional development. She took the opportunity to discuss the Virtues in the Professions flagship research project and gained new perspectives on ideas for data interpretation. Whilst at the Center, Sandra listened to a PhD oral examination and participated in several seminars with students and faculty as well as meeting lots of new people. She is grateful to Professor William Damon for hosting her visit, and to Lisa Staton and Elissa Hirsh for organising the practicalities. The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues looks forward to a return visit when Professor Damon and Anne Colby plan to visit next summer.

 

Photo: Professor William Damon, Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence and Professor of Education at Stanford University and Dr Sandra Cooke, Research Fellow Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
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