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We are called as educators to help others to strive for excellence and to develop their character and competency: At CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity, and Leadership in Education, we have spent the better part of a decade building a series of research-based understandings about what comprises an excellent education, the character of an education, and an education for character. This book explores the idea that what makes an education excellent is the quality and consistency of the education for 21C character and competency that underpins it. In other words, when the character of an education is defined by, framed within, and aligned with a community’s aspirations for its graduates, then we begin to see what an education can really do. It’s more than just a series of learning activities pursued for their own sake – our research seems to show that the fundamental purpose of an excellent education should be the development of the whole character of the learner.