Character Education as an Integral Element of Classical Education
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a brief on civic learning and education as an integrated component of the school culture and curriculum at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. This brief does a great job encapsulating why character development and virtue is a critical to educating young students as the traditional academic lessons in a school.
Education in a classical program like Ridgeview, and what we strive for at Golden View, is "never simply education for knowledge; it is always education for character."
This brief goes more in depth on what makes a good classical school, with its focus on primary source documents and the Socratic style of learning, along with describing why character development is a main ends to education.