Teachers’ and parents’ perspectives on Character Education in Europe


Private Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems
Projektleitung gesamt
Bernhard, Roland; HS-Prof. Mag. Dr. Priv.-Doz.
Projektleitung intern
Bernhard, Roland; HS-Prof. Mag. Dr. Priv.-Doz.
Interne Projektmitarbeiter/innen
Externe Projektmitarbeiter/innen
Universität Salzburg
2023 – 2027
The TEPACE project explores the perspectives and attitudes of teachers and parents toward character education in schools across Europe. Utilizing a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the project spans at least 11 countries, seeking to inform policy makers, school administrators, and education officials in those nations with the aim of increasing flourishing and resilience in students. Over 35 researchers from these 11 European countries form the collaborative team behind this endeavor. The following research question will be addressed: What are the views and beliefs held by teachers and parents of European countries regarding character education in schools?

To answer the research questions, tailored questionnaires for teachers and parents will be distributed by different project partners across the continent. In some countries, alongside the questionnaire responses, qualitative interview data will also be collected. This integration of mixed methods data will provide an even more comprehensive perspective on the state of character education, offering a broader understanding of the situation. Project leaders are Roland Bernhard (Vienna, Professor of Education), Veronica Fernandez (Madrid, Professor of Education) and Tom Harrison (Vice Chancellor of the University of Birmingham).

Beschreibung (engl.)