A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.

The research across 68 schools across the UK, found that British students scored lower than their peers in the US and Taiwan when asked to give responses to moral dilemmas. No correlation was found between high levels of moral character among students, the size of the school, whether it was private or state, the percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at grades A* to C, and the Ofsted grade. However the schools in the US and Taiwan did have a school-wide ethos which was embedded in everything the school did, with support from the teachers.

Read the full article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33003958 (Viewpoint: 5 June 2015)

Download the full report from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues