Date Approved

6-28-2000

Embargo Period

6-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Robinson, Randall

Subject(s)

Social values--Study and teaching (Primary); Third grade (Education)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

In order to determine the effect of lifeskill instruction on the decision-making skills of third graders, a study was performed in a southern New Jersey elementary school. The sample consisted of approximately forty third grade students between the ages of seven and ten years old. The students in both groups were initially pretested with an opinionnaire, which included twelve multiple-choice questions. Lifeskill education was later incorporated into the curriculum for Group A only, which served as the experimental group for the study. Both classes were then posttested. Two t-tests were performed to determine whether there was a significant difference in the results of the test. The experiment indicated that there was a significant difference in the decision-making abilities of students who received lifeskill instruction as opposed to those who did not.

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