Elizabeth B. Day has a joint appointment in the Santa Clara University
Education and the Ethics Center. As assistant director of school
programs in character education, Day trains teachers, counselors,
and administrators in Character-Based
Literacy, which integrates ethics into the language arts curriculum.
In addition, Day gives presentations for parents on "Raising
the Ethical Child." She also serves as an adviser for students
working toward a master's degree in education with an emphasis in
character education or middle level pedagogy.
Day received her B.A. in honors English literature and education
from University of Colorado-Boulder and taught at the middle level
for several years. During that time she pursued her M.A. in curriculum
and instruction with a dual emphasis in moral courage and experiential
education. She was highly involved in service learning and literacy
projects in Colorado.
She completed her Ph.D. from the University of WI-Madison in curriculum
and instruction and educational policy. Her research interests include
character education, the construction of identity, teacher education
reform, and multicultural social reconstructionism.