PRIMED

The PRIMED model comprises six elements necessary for embedding, promoting, and ensuring character education in schools:

P     Prioritizing Character Education
R     Relationships, relationships, relationships
I       Intrinsic Motivation
M    Modelling
E     Empowerment
D    Developmental perspective

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A newly released report (link) issued by the US Secretary of Education, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the acting US Attorney General offers guidance on how to promote school safety.

 

That guidance was derived from an extensive review which included presentations from subject matter experts across 40 states, numerous school visits, over 1500 public recommendations as well as listening sessions across the country.

 

As our lead scholars, we at CharacterPlus are thrilled that the Commission's findings recommends states and local communities adopt Dr. Berkowitz's and Dr. Bier's PRIMED model.  

Dr. Marvin Berkowitz is the inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education, and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and University of Missouri President’s Thomas Jefferson Professor. Dr. Berkowitz is also the inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 1999 he was the inaugural Ambassador H.H. Coors Professor of Character Development at the US Air Force Academy. He served as Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Ethics Studies at Marquette University. He was also founder and Associate Director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research in Milwaukee.

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