The Toolkit team maintains a list of resources to support individuals who are interested in learning more about GoodWork . It includes articles and books that address the following:

  • contemporary examples of GoodWork (and compromised work) that may catalyze discussion in classrooms and work settings;
  • issues and ethical dilemmas within specific professions and educational contexts;
  • instructional methods for exploring GoodWork in classrooms and work settings.

We encourage you to contact us and suggest additional articles, books, and websites to be included on this evolving list!

Contemporary Issues

Athletics / Sports

D'Amato, G., Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 18, 2008.

Rueb, A., The New York Times, June 20, 2009.


34 Duke Business Students Face Discipline for Cheating

Finder, A., The New York Times, May 1, 2007.

Forswearing Greed: MBA Students Lead a Campaign to Turn Management into a Formal Profession

The Economist, June 4, 2009.

Cheating/Performance Enhancement

Brain Enhancement is Wrong, Right?

Carey, B., The New York Times, March 9, 2008.

Study Documents Trends in How Kids Use Technology to Cheat in School

Common Sense Media, June 2009.

34 Duke Business Students Face Discipline for Cheating

Finder, A., The New York Times, May 1, 2007.

Gootman, E., The New York Times, November 20, 2002.

Cheating Scandals Rock Three Top-Tier High Schools

James, S.D.,, February 29, 2008.

Mind Enhancing Drugs: Are They a No-Brainer?

The Independent, June 19, 2009.

Finding That Today's Students Are Bright, Eager and Willing to Cheat

Rimer, S., The New York Times, July 2, 2003.

School Cheating Scandal Divides N.H. Town

Schweitzer, S., The Boston Globe, September 19, 2007.

Educational Initiatives & Issues

Ethics and Private Admissions Counseling

Inside Higher Education, February 4, 2008.

Positive Thinking: Faculty Are Making the Right Move by Implementing Thoughtful Freshman Discussions

The Harvard Crimson, March 10, 2008.

Parker-Pope, T., The New York Times, April 29, 2008.

Big Paycheck or Service? Students are Put to Test

Rimer, S., The New York Times, June 23, 2008.

Journalism/Media Studies

Columbia Journalism Review, 2001, Issue 5, pgs. 40-47.

Baker, R., Columbia Journalism Review, 2001, Issue 5, pgs.54-57.

Barry, D., et. al., The New York Times, May 11, 2003.


Barnard, A., The Boston Globe, December 17, 2002.


Harvard Medical School in Ethics Quandry

Wilson, D., The New York Times, March 2, 2009.

When Doctors Slam the Door

Jauhar, S. M.D., The New York Times, March 16, 2003.

Lewis, N.A., The New York Times, June 24, 2005

Scientific Research

Promise of Stem Cell Research Collides with Ethics, Politics: Scientists See Potential to Grow Organs for Human Use

Hesman, T. and Bell Jr., B., St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 22, 2001.

Resources to Support Teaching About GoodWork

Damon, W. (2008). The path to purpose: Helping our children find their calling in life. New York: Free Press.

Fischman, W., Solomon, B., Greenspan, D., Gardner, H. (2004). Making good: How young people cope with moral dilemmas at work. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gardner, H., Csikszentmihalyi, M., Damon, W. (2001). Good work: When excellence and ethics meet. New York: Basic Books.

Gardner, H. (2007). Responsibility at work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Halter, M., Lang, B. F. (1994). Making choices: Life skills for adolescents. Santa Barbara, CA: Advocacy Press.

Nash, R.J., DeMethra, L.B., Chickering, A.W. (2008) How to talk about hot topics on campus: From polarization to moral conversation. San Francisco John Wiley & Sons.

Ryan, K. (1999). Building character in schools: practical ways to bring moral instruction to life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Seider, S. & Gardner, H. (2009). Journal of College & Character, Volume X, NO. 4, April 2009.

Simon, K.G. (2003). Moral questions in the classroom: How to get kids to think deeply about real life and their schoolwork. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

The Positive Coaching Alliance was founded at the Stanford University Athletic Department and offers resources to support coaches, parents, and student athletes who want to transform youth sports so sports can transform youth .


The GoodWork Project regularly publishes research papers that will be of interest to educators. These documents are available free for download on the Project's website.

Related Curricula and Instructional Resources


ACSD SmartBrief Special Report

ACSD SmartBrief Special Report

Amnesty International USA. (2002). The universal declaration of human rights poster series and teacher's guide. New York: Amnesty International USA.

Badaracco, J., Deshpande, R., George, W., Grossman, A., Nohria, N., Paine, L., et. al. (2004). Leadership and Corporate Accountability Course Syllabus. Cambridge: President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Carroll, J., Leidheiser, D. Character at Work.

Fort Collins, CO: Colorado 4-H Youth Fund, Inc.

Brinckerhoff, R. (1990). Self-published.

Curry, C., Crosen, R. (1976). Richmond, VA: Virginia State Department of Education.

Ellenwood, Stephan, et al. (1988). The art of loving well: A character value-based curriculum. Boston: Boston University.

Elliott, D. and Stern, J. Eds. Research ethics: a reader. (1997). Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Facing history and ourselves resource book. (1994). Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation.

Kaye, J. et al. (1985). Why be good? Boston: Bureau of Jewish Education.

Kolomeisky, D. (2001). All about you: A course in character for teens. Gaithersburg, MD: The Whole Person Project, Inc.

McKay, L., Lankford, D. (1993). Ethical Decision Making in the Workplace and Society. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Oser, F. (1986). Moral education and values education: The discourse perspective. In M. Wittrock (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Teaching (pp. 917-941). New York: MacMillan.

Paradise, L. (1985). Washington, DC: Office of Vocational and Adult Education.


Caroselli, M. (2003). The business ethics activity book: 50 exercises for promoting integrity at work. New York: AMACOM, American Management Association.

Journalism/Media Studies

Christians, C., Fackler, M., Rotzoll, R. (1995). Media ethics: Cases and moral reasoning. New York: Longman.

Stark, R. (1999). Media ethics: Where do you draw the line? Arlington, VA: Freedom Forum.

The New Media Literacies Project at M.I.T. develops resources for teachers interested in equipping young people with competencies to succeed in a globally connected world.


Scientific Research

Goldfarb, T., Pritchard, M. (1997). Ethics in the science classroom.

Cutter, M., Drexler, E., Gottesman, K., Goulding, P., McCullough, L., McInerney, J., et. al. (1996). The human genome project: biology, computers, and privacy. Colorado Springs, CO: BSCS.

Singleton, L., Ed. (1993). Science and public policy: Uses and control of knowledge. Boulder, CO: Social Science Education Consortium Publications.