Additional Resources

by Paula Mirk

For more on processes to build a school district of integrity, Paula Mirk suggests these resources:

  • Institute for Global Ethics ( Rushworth M. Kidder’s book How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living lays out a framework for right-versus-right decision making in the context of five globally shared values. Moral Courage, also by Kidder, the institute’s president, describes taking a stand for ethical values.
  • The Schools of Integrity ( research report “Tell Me What You Really Think: A Report on the Schools of Integrity Project” provides recommendations for building ethical cultures within schools and an extensive literature review. The project and report launched the work of the Institute for Global Ethics’s Ethical Literacy Community, which learns from schools interested and active in building school cultures of integrity.
  • The What Works Clearinghouse, established by the U.S. Department of Education as a centralized source of scientific evidence, released its first report on character education in 2007. The secondary school curriculum from the Institute for Global Ethics, Building Decision Skills, received high marks from the clearinghouse for effectiveness. Find a review at and the curriculum at