Chantel joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in 2013 after graduating from Durham University with a BA in Sociology. She is a Research Associate within the Centre, and is working on the project entitled ‘Character Education in British Schools’. Her role involves, among other things, recruitment of schools as participants, fieldwork within these schools in the form of interviewing teachers and surveying pupils, and assisting with data analysis and interpretation.
BA Sociology, University of Durham
Due to Chantel’s background in sociology, she has a strong interest in the shaping of social change and social policy, and hopes that her position on the Centre’s Character Education project will allow her to influence these areas in some ways. The project Chantel is working on is investigating what is effective in developing good character and virtue among children and young people, and also what barriers are faced in trying to develop the whole child. This is being achieved through interviews with teachers across the UK and surveying pupils. The project aims to influence character education and have a positive effect on education as a whole. Chantel believes that the project will achieve its aims across Britain and hopes she can help to impact on the success of this.