Date Approved

6-23-2005

Embargo Period

4-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Teaching: Collaborative Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Madden, Marjorie

Subject(s)

Moral education (Elementary)--Evaluation; Teachers--New Jersey--Attitudes

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore teachers' thoughts and concerns regarding the practice of teaching Character Education programs in elementary school. The subjects for this study are twenty-one elementary school teachers and the school's guidance counselor. This study used a survey instrument with closed-ended responses (Likert scale) as well as teacher interviews. A qualitative approach was utilized to analyze the data, which showed varying teacher perceptions on Character Education. A need for consistent teacher training and opportunities for teacher dialogue are some implications that emerged from my study.

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