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The CAEC Mission

  • To serve as a resource for administrators, teachers, and parents as they seek to fulfill their responsibilities as moral educators.
  • To foster more research initiatives and publications on moral and character education, not only by Boston University's faculty and students, but also by the national and international community.
  • To foster the preparation of teachers who can provide students with an intellectual framework for the discussion, understanding, and practice of core virtues of our society.
  • To stimulate a national dialogue on issues of moral education, thus encouraging and helping educators become more competent in the study of ethics and character in the nation's schools.

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